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Recipe

Spicy pear loaf

Spicy pear loaf can be iced for a sweet treat or served warm with lashings of butter.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 1 hr cooking
  • Makes 1 Item
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Ingredients

Spicy pear loaf
  • 125 gram butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 firm pears, peeled, cored and chopped
Icing
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon boiling water

Method

Spicy pear loaf
  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line a 24cm x 13cm loaf tin with baking paper.
  • 2
    Cream the butter and sugar, then add vanilla and the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 3
    Fold in the sieved flour, baking powder and spices, then the milk and finally the pears.
  • 4
    Spoon mixture into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 50–60 minutes or until cooked. Cool on a wire rack, then ice or serve warm with lashings of butter.
  • 5
    To make the icing, mix all ingredients together until smooth, then pour over the cooled loaf.

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