Make this Pear Honey Bread Recipe to give as a homemade holiday food gift everyone will appreciate.
Drain a 29-ounce can of Bartlett pear halves, save one cup of the syrup, and chop all but two of the halves into fine pieces. Then combine the cup of syrup with 2/3 cup of brown sugar, 3/4 cup of honey, 1/4 cup of salad oil, 2 eggs, and 2 teaspoons of grated lemon peel. Stir in the chopped pears and 3/4 cup of chopped pecans. Then sift together 4 cups of all-purpose flour, 3 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1-1/2 teaspoons of salt. Add the flour mixture to the pear mixture and stir just until they're blended . . . then pour into two greased 4-1/2 inch by 8-1/2 inch loaf pans. Cut the two reserved pear halves into slices, arrange them over the top of the batter, and bake the loaves of bread at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into their centers comes out clean. Remove loaves from pans and let them cool. For the best flavor, wrap this bread in foil and let it stand overnight or longer before serving. Pear Honey Bread will keep up to a week.
Read more about making holiday food gifts and recipes: Homemade Holiday Food Gift Ideas.
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