Butterscotch Pear Loaf Butterscotch Pear Loaf

Image: Jeff Coulson

Sweet swirls of butterscotch sauce elevate this seasonal pear-laced loaf to sophisticated dessert status. Choose pears that are ripe but firm, as they're easier to dice and will hold their shape when cooked.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine


Butterscotch Sauce:


Butterscotch Sauce: In saucepan, cook butter and brown sugar over medium heat, stirring, until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cream. Let cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar and brown sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs and vanilla until just combined. Beat in milk.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into egg mixture. Stir in pears and half of the butterscotch sauce. Scrape into parchment paper–lined 9- x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan. Drop spoonfuls of remaining butterscotch sauce over top; swirl gently using the back of spoon or butter knife.

Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool completely in pan on rack.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 241 mg
  • Sugars 34 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 390.0
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Cholesterol 84 mg
  • Saturated fat 11 g
  • Total carbohydrate 52 g


  • Iron 11.0
  • Folate 18.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Vitamin A 18.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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Butterscotch Pear Loaf