Cinnamon Swirl Pear Bread

I am always looking for new bread recipes so when I saw this on the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog the other day, I had to try it.
 But first, look what I scored over the weekend.  Let the decorating begin!

 For the bread, begin by cubing 3 C. of ripe pears and put them in a heavy pot with 1 C. water and 1/3 C. sugar.  Cook them until the sugar dissolves and the pears soften.  Strain the syrup from the pears and let both of them cool.

 In the bowl of your mixer, mix 4 beaten eggs with 1/2 C. softened butter, 1/2 C. honey, 2 tsp. salt, 3 tablespoons of rapid rise yeast and 1 tsp. almond extract. Add the cooled pears.

 Mix in the pear syrup.  You should have 1-1/2 C..  If you have less, add a bit of water to measure 1-1/2 C..

 Gradually add 9-10 C. of flour and kneed until it forms a smooth ball of dough. Place it in a buttered bowl, cover and let it rise for about 1-1/2 hours or until doubled.

 After it has risen, divide it into 3 equal pieces.  Roll each piece out to an 8 X 15 rectangle.  Brush with some melted butter.

 Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.  You can make some by mixing 3/4 C. sugar with 1 T. cinnamon.

 Roll it up and place it in a buttered bread pan.  Cover the pans and let rise until the dough crests the top of the pans.

 Bake them in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes or to an internal temperature of 190 degrees.

 Cover them with foil part way through baking if they get too dark. 

This is a wonderful bread. I will be trying it with peaches and apples too.


Anonymous said…
oh this sounds wonderful, I think it would smell amazing as well! I need to get more adventuresome with bread making you are such an inspiration! Its cool here this morning, you would love it, your porch looks beautiful, thos e are very handsome pumpkins!!!
PUMPKINS! And such nice ones too.
Nellie said…
I'll bet the aroma in your house is amazing! Haven't seen pumpkins available here, yet. We had mid-nineties for the past several days!
Guillaume said…
Looks delicious and very autumnal.
Anonymous said…
As everyone says, the smell must have been soo nice :-) I guess this is a coffee bread good snough just as it is? I love peaches, which I now remember I should have bought on my way home :-), so I guess I'll try doing this with peaches first.

Have a great day!
Cottage Tails said…
ahhh let the decorating continue - I love how you dress up your home
Ellen in Oregon said…
How fun to decorating with pumkins. I hope the weather cools down so they last.Is Teddy doing OK. She has been very quiet this summer.
I had my eye on this recipe for pear swirl bread & thought it sounded like a keeper. Your looks to have a great texture. I bet it is even better toasted
Sunnybrook Farm said…
That has to smell and taste wonderful!
What a marvelous idea. PEAR bread. Sounds scrumptious. Love your porch.
Looks and smells...I mean probably smells delicious! Don't mind me..I get carried away when I see bread..bread is so easy..I don't see why I don't bake more often. Guess I'd rather worry a wallpaper hanger! :)
I'm sorry, Joyce..I meant to comment on your pumpkins. You scored some lovely ones..for sure. :)
I KNOW THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING and will gain momentum in late September... Think I'll just sit here in this chair and wait. LOL Just kidding! Your porch is always so special as September approaches.
Patty Woodland said…
Yummy. I love pears but the hubby does not.