Cardamom Pear Bread with Almond Glaze is the perfect quick bread to make for brunch or a holiday breakfast! The flavors of warm, citrusy cardamom, juicy pears and a sweet almond glaze will have you grabbing a second slice!
How in the world is it already the last few days of October?! Danae here from Recipe Runner and I can’t believe how October just flew by. Have you guys been having weird fall weather like we have here in Colorado? We’ve had maybe 3-4 days that really felt cool and like fall, but otherwise it’s been in the 70’s and 80’s and feeling more like summer.
It’s also been super dry here and my poor skin is not appreciating it. Bath and Body Works is loving that I go through a bottle of lotion almost every two weeks and of course I can’t go in that store without buying a fall smelling candle. I think I go through the candles about as fast as I go through the lotion…it’s a horrible addiction.
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On the days that have been cool I can’t resist turning on the oven and doing some baking. For one, it warms up the house, and two, I can’t get enough of the smell of breads and cookies baking in the oven. This Cardamom Pear Bread with Almond Glaze smelled particularly good on the cold, cloudy (but not rainy) day that I baked it.
I love baking with pears because I feel like they’re often forgotten about in the fall. Everyone is so gung-ho on pumpkin and apples that they forget that the pear even exists. I love how juicy and sweet a ripe pear is. When you bite into one and that juice starts running down your chin…the best! This cardamom pear bread uses not only fresh pears, but pear juice as well. The juice adds a more concentrated pear flavor just in case you wind up with one that isn’t the sweetest. Cardamom is a wonderful fall spice that goes well with pears. It’s a warm spice with some citrus notes to it. It’s a very distinct spice and similar to the pear, one that I don’t think people use enough. After the bread bakes and cools, the almond glaze is poured over the top and turns this quick bread into a sweet fall treat! The bread would be a wonderful addition to a weekend or holiday breakfast or serve it with a scoop of vanilla or cinnamon ice cream for dessert!