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Pear Bread
2 c All purpose flour; unbleached
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground cloves
1/4 tsp Salt
1  Egg
2  Egg whites
1/2 c Brown sugar; packed
2 tbs Vegetable oil
1/4 c Honey
3 tbs Unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp Lemon rind; grated
1 c Pears; unpeeled; chopped
3/4 c Raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Combine the flour with the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; set aside. Beat the egg, egg whites, brown sugar and oil with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add the honey, applesauce and lemon rind and beat again. If the pears are not juicy, add a few more teaspoons of applesauce. Stir the flour, pears and raisins into the batter by hand just until combined. The batter will be dry. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Makes 1 loaf.
Recipe featured in Bread Daily on 9/20/01.