Spiced Honey Pear Bread (Canned, Frozen or Fresh)

Spiced Honey Pear Bread is a delicious and easy sweet bread. And it works with canned or frozen pears for a treat that is budget-friendly, even in winter!  

Spiced Honey Pear Bread

Spiced Honey Pear Bread

I love the holidays–and especially the week between Christmas and New Year’s.  The pressure is off and the leftovers plentiful.  Talk about merry!  

One of my easy-living adaptations is to only do two meals/day—even with my husband and kids home.  But dining lite has one important prerequisite: leaving ample snacks around.  Healthy, of course.  

Home canned pears!

Home canned pears–a fun discovery

This year I made a spiced honey pear bread inspired by a jar of home canned pears I found in my pantry.  What a refreshing blast from summer!

Have you heard that we are eating (almost) all local this year?  That means a lot of cooking from preserved ingredients.  But this was hardly a hardship when it came time to serve this honey pear bread!  

Spiced Pear Bread, Cut

Spiced Pear Bread, Cut

And even if you’re not dining local, canned or frozen fruit can offer seasonal cost savings!    

The honey pear bread was a big hit and half the loaf disappeared while still warm.  More tomorrow I guess!

Celebrate with Pear Desserts!

Spiced Honey Pear Bread
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Spiced Honey Pear Bread is a delicious and easy sweet bread. Good with canned, fresh or frozen fruit!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
197 calories
34 g
31 g
6 g
3 g
1 g
77 g
168 g
14 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 31mg
Sodium 168mg
Total Carbohydrates 34g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. • 1/4 cup oil of your choice, (melted if a hard oil)
  2. • 1/2 cup honey (can substitute sugar and 1 T extra juice or milk)
  3. • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  4. • 2 eggs, beaten
  5. • 1/4 c fruit juice (from can) or milk (or 2T juice + 2 T rum)
  6. • 2 c whole wheat pastry flour (or half whole wheat, half all purpose)
  7. • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  8. • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  9. • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  10. • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  11. • 1 t cardamom (optional)
  12. • 1 t cinnamon
  13. • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves, drained & chopped, or 1 1/2 cup cored and chopped fresh or frozen pears
  1. Combine honey, oil, vanilla and fruit juice. Add beaten egg and combine well.
  2. Mix dry ingredients (except pears) and combine with wet ingredients.
  3. Fold in chopped pears
  4. Grease or spray a loaf pan and flour the bottom.
  5. Bake at 350F until bread tests done with a toothpick--about an hour.
  6. Wait 5 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
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10 thoughts on “Spiced Honey Pear Bread (Canned, Frozen or Fresh)

    1. Inger Post author

      Yes, isn’t a little something sweet with some tea or coffee a perfect simple breakfast!

  1. grace

    i’ve never made a bread with pears, and to be honest, i’m not sure your canned pears would make it as far as that–they would be devoured with a fork and a smile. 🙂

  2. David

    I love apples, and apple bread. But pears are definitely my favorite, so this bread will surely be fantastic! Happy New Year, Inger! And brava for your “eating local” goals!

    1. Inger Post author

      You know I used to be much more of an apple person, but I’ve grown to prefer pears as well. Great fresh and so versatile for cooking! Happy New Year to you as well David!

  3. Louise

    You are always filled with such delicious surprises, Inger. Thank you so much for sharing…Praying you and yours had a memorable Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year! Cheers!!!

    1. Inger Post author

      So good to hear from you Louise! Best wishes for a wonderful 2018 to you too!

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