Ginger Pear Bread – Quick Bread Recipe

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The sweet taste of fresh pear blends perfectly with the bold flavor of ginger in this soft, moist, homemade Ginger Pear Bread recipe.

The sweet taste of fresh pear is combined with the bold flavor of ginger then topped with nutty goodness in this soft, moist, homemade Ginger Pear Bread recipe.

There's just something so good about homemade bread. The freshness, the moistness, and the warm scent wafting through the house as it bakes…Mmmmm!

This homemade Ginger Pear Bread is not only quick and easy to make, but it's also soft, tender, and so moist. Plus the boldness of the ginger compliments the sweetness of the pears so well!

ginger pear bread on plate

Now I know this ginger pear bread loaf looks fancy and difficult, but it’s actually not hard to make! Plus there's no fancy equipment required. All you need are a few common ingredients and an oven! Ready to see how to make it?

How To Make Ginger Pear Bread

Packed with sweet pear and bold ginger, this moist and tender bread is just begging to be devoured! Find the complete ingredients and instructions in the printable recipe at the end of the post.

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Ingredients Needed for Ginger Pear Bread

This quick and easy homemade bread recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a light and moist bread. But what really makes it stand out is the use of fresh, ripe pear and fresh ground ginger.

While many recipes I make use ground ginger, this is one recipe that I really recommend using fresh ginger. This is because fresh ginger has a bit more bite than ground ginger and that is something you really want with the sweetness of the fresh pear.

If, however, you prefer to use ground ginger or you don't any fresh ginger on hand, you will need to use a lot less. I wouldn't use any more than 1/8 to 1/4 of a teaspoon.

Other than that, you will also need:

  • flour
  • light brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • pecans (chopped)
  • unsalted butter (melted)
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • egg
  • vanilla
  • whole milk

Recipe Instructions

Making this homemade bread is incredibly easy. It takes about 15 minutes to make the dough, then the rest of the time is baking. The end result is a moist, soft bread that you are going to love!

quick ginger pear bread

Can I Store Ginger Pear Bread?

This bread is so good it's hard to stop eating it! If you do manage to have any left, it will keep for a few days in an airtight container at room temperature. If you want to store it even longer, keep the container in the refrigerator and reheat a slice as wanted.

Ginger Pear Bread Recipe – Printable

Ginger Pear Bread

easy homemade ginger pear bread recipe
The sweet taste of fresh pear blends perfectly with the bold flavor of ginger in this soft, moist, homemade Ginger Pear Bread recipe.
84758d602cdcd90fa2a5d32530aef165?s=30&d=mm&r=gKelly Reci
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


Topping Ingredients

  • ¼ cup light brown sugar firmly packed
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped
  • ½ tbsp flour
  • ½ tbsp butter unsalted, melted

Bread Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp ginger grated
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp butter unsalted, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup milk whole
  • 1 pear – ripe, firm peeled and finely chopped


Topping Directions

  • Add brown sugar, pecans, and flour in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Add butter.
  • Mix well and set aside.

Bread Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prep a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ginger in a large bowl. Divide the flour mixture into thirds and set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and egg, mixing well.
  • Reduce the mixer speed to low, and carefully add in 1/3 of the flour mixture. Mix until just combined, then add in 1/2 of the milk and mix lightly.
  • Add in another 1/3 of the flour mixture, again mixing until just blended. Then add in the remaining 1/2 of the milk, mix lightly.
  • Add in the final 1/3 of the flour mixture, and mix until just combined.
  • Stir in the pears.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan using a spatula to evenly spread it around.
  • Sprinkle the topping over the batter., then use your hands to lightly press the topping down into the batter so it sticks better once baked.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes until the bread has browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before flipping it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
The sweet taste of fresh pear compliments the bold flavor of ginger perfectly in this soft and moist homemade Ginger Pear Bread recipe.

Looking for another quick and easy homemade bread recipe? Try these Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits!

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  1. Hello! The recipe doesn’t say when to add the grated ginger. At what stage is that done?

    1. Hi Leigh,
      I apologize for not answering earlier. Thank you for pointing that out to me. It is actually added in step 2 when you are mixing the dry ingredients. I have gone into the recipe card and fixed it.

  2. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe SO MANY times. It is so very delicious. I highly, highly recommend!

  3. Hi have you ever tried using candied ginger? I have a whole bag and want to adjust the grated ginger and sugar?

    1. Kelly Reci says:

      I never tried using candied ginger, but it sounds like it would be a great idea. If you try it, please let me know how it turned out.

  4. Seriously one of the best recipes I’ve ever tried! I added a bit of orange zest and extra ginger and the flavors all complemented perfectly.

    1. Kelly Reci says:

      Hi Taylor,
      I am so happy you enjoyed it and thank you for letting us know what you did add. 🙂

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