Pear/Pecan Loaf with Lime Glaze

This is so great, it almost makes you want to go around the neighborhood and tell them you want to borrow a cup of coffee and you will bring the tasty treat.

  •  1- 16 oz. can of pear halves
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of allspice
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup Crisco Oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp. lime zest
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tbsp. pear juice
  • 1 cup icing sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Drain pears but save the syrup.  Reserve 1 pear half for garnish.

Puree the pears and add the syrup to measure 1 cup.

Mix pears with the oil, egg and lime rind.  Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and allspice.  Stir in the whole wheat flour. Now stir in the pear mixture.

Blend in the nuts.  Pour into a greased 9 x 5 loaf pan.

Cut reserved pear half into 6 slices and spread over the top of the loaf..  Bake for 50-60 minutes.   When finished baking, remove from oven and spoon the thin glaze over the top.  Store overnight before cutting (All things good are worth waiting for, right?)

Blend pear juice with icing sugar to make a glaze and drizzle over cake.

Note: You COULD have this for breakfast, but then I would put a pat of butter (or 2) in a frypan and brown both sides.  Oh yeah! …..what diet?

While waiting for tomorrow to come, work on making martinis. Just sayin’ .


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