Bosc Pear Bread and Maple Walnut Butter


2 eggs 
3/4 cup canola oil 
1 cup sugar 
1 tsp. vanilla 
1 Bosc pear, cored and grated 
2 cups all purpose flour 
1 tsp. soda 
1 tsp. baking powder 
1/2 tsp. salt 
1 tsp. cinnamon 
1/2 cup walnuts chopped plus 1/2 cup walnuts chopped for garnish 
1 Bosc pear, cored and sliced for top garnish 
1/4 cup honey for glaze, if desired

Maple Walnut Butter
1 cup maple syrup
1 cinnamon stick 
1-1/2 sticks butter, melted 
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" metal loaf pan. Beat together until light and fluffy: eggs, oil and sugar. Add vanilla and grated pear. In a second bowl blend the dry ingredients: flour, soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and walnuts. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring to just moisten. Spoon into the prepared pan. Arrange pear slices on top and sprinkle with 1/4 cup walnuts. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a cake tester comes clean. Cool 15 minutes before removing from pan. Brush with honey, if desired. Serve with Maple Walnut Butter 

Maple Walnut Butter
In a small saucepan boil syrup with whole cinnamon stick 8-10 minutes until the syrup has reached soft ball stage. Remove from heat and remove the cinnamon. Whisk in butter until opaque and thickened. Stir in walnuts. Chill to firm.

Other Info

Makes approximately 1-1/2 cups.