Make 2 loaves of absolutely delicious Pear Pecan Bread, drizzled with a sweet vanilla glaze. Make one loaf for you and another for a friend!
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray/grease two 8½" or 9" loaf pans. Set aside
Place oil, granulated sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Whisk or beat well, until combined. Add pears, pecans and vanilla extract. Stir well.
In a separate bowl, stir (or whisk) together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Slowly add this mixture, a little at a time, to the pear mixture, stirring as you add. Stir only until fully incorporated into the batter.
Evenly divide batter in prepared pans; place on middle oven rack. Bake at 350°F. for 55-60 minutes. Oven temps can vary; check for doneness at the 55 minute mark. Insert a toothpick into the center of a loaf; if it comes out clean, bread is done. Transfer pans to a wire rack; let bread cool 10-15 minutes before removing from pan. Cool loaves on wire rack after removing from pan.
Make vanilla glaze while bread is cooling. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and a few drops water. Stir; continue to add 2-3 drops of water at a time until glaze is thinned enough to drizzle on bread. Too thin? Add a little powdered sugar. Too thick to drizzle? Add a few drops of water until it reaches desired consistency. Once bread has cooled completely, drizzle each loaf with glaze, using a fork OR honey dipper. TIP: For easy cleanup, put wax paper, parchment paper or aluminum foil UNDER rack to catch glaze drips.
Once glaze has hardened, bread is ready to slice and serve! Slice into 8, one-inch slices per loaf. Loaves can also be frozen if wrapped well. Enjoy!
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