I needed something homey and comforting... my house has almost not food in it... but I had apples and a few overripe pears. So today I made apple and pear bread. It was delicious. It was homey. It was gone within a few hours of making it.
Sometimes life is really crappy, and hard, and you don't think that you will be able to get up out of bed. If you feel that way take a stab at this bread. You get the joy of peeling and chopping stuff up, pulverizing some pears, whipping it all together in a big bowl, and then enjoying the moist almost cakelike texture of the bread. It's also very quick to do. The thing that takes the longest is chopping the apples.
2 overripe pears (it doesn't really matter what kind), peeled and pulverized - about 3/4 of a cup
3 apples (I used 2 Granny Smiths and 1 Fuji), peeled and chopped 2-3 cups
3 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 c brown sugar
3/4 c granulated sugar
1/3 c greek yogurt
2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl mix dry ingredients together. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, sugars, greek yogurt, vanilla, and smashed pears. Once well incorporated add your dry ingredients in about 3 batches. Mix well. Add apples and mix into batter. This is a thick batter, don't worry. It is dense, but very moist. Put into two greased loaf pans, and bake for 50-60 minutes. Make sure you do the toothpick test. :)
Eggs, Yogurt, Sugars, Vanilla, and Pears.
All mixed together
Add your dry ingredients
And your apples
Pour into two greased loaf pans.