Persimmon & Pear Bread
Another good recipe from Abundant Harvest Organics that we’d like to keep. When I made this I decided to make one loaf instead of two because it didn’t seem to be enough batter for two loaves. Mistake — although the flavor was good, it didn’t cook through too well. I look forward to making this again next year when hyachia persimmons come in season again.
***Ooops — It seems I can’t edit the recipe, but I should have put that the bread bakes in a 375 degree oven.***
Persimmon and Pear Bread
- 2-1/4 cups Flour
- 1/2 cup Packed brown sugar
- 1-1/2 tsp Baking soda
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp Cloves
- 1 cup Plain yogurt
- 1/3 cup Honey
- 1/4 cup Canola oil
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup Finely diced ripe pears
- 1/2 cup Persimmon puree (from hyachia persimmons)
- 3/4 cup Chopped pecans
- Coat two loaf pans with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
- In another bowl combine yogurt and moist ingredients.
- Fold the moist and dry ingredients together.
- Fold in the persimmon puree, pears and pecans.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene.
Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches.
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend.
Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing.
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