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Dried Pear, Anise and Walnut Bread

Food Network Canada
YIELDS
10 servings
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Ingredients

1 ½
cup diced dried pear
¾
cup sugar
¼
cup unsalted butter
1
egg
1
tsp vanilla
2 ¼
cup flour
1
tsp baking soda
1
tsp aniseed, crushed
½
tsp baking powder
½
tsp salt
1
cup coarsely chopped walnuts
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).

Step 2

Place pears in large bowl. Pour in 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water. Stir in sugar and butter until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. Let cool. Stir in egg and vanilla.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in large bowl; combine flour, baking soda, aniseed, baking powder and salt; stir in walnuts. Using wooden spoon, stir in pear mixture just until combined.

Step 4

Spread in greased and parchment paper-lined 8-x-4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pan. Bake in centre of oven for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes.

Step 5

Unmould pan and invert onto rack to let cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap and store for at least 1 day before serving.

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