Traditional gingerbread gets a fruit-inspired makeover with the addition of fresh pears in this moist, delicious recipe!

Warm Pear Gingerbread


1 ½ C. unbleached flour
2 t. baking soda
2 t. ground ginger
1 t. ground cinnamon
½ t. ground allspice
½ t. ground cloves
1 ½ C. shredded yellow squash
¾ C. fruit sweet
1/3 C. prune puree
1 t. vanilla extract
2 egg whites lightly beaten
1 C. pears, peeled, cored and diced vegetable cooking spray


Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in a large bowl and stir well. Add squash, stir well and make a well in the center of the mixture. Combine fruit sweet, prune puree, vanilla and egg whites; stir well. Add to dry ingredients, stirring until just moistened. Quickly stir in the diced pears.

Pour into a 9-inch cake pan coated well with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center. Cool in pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan, and cool completely on rack.

*Recipe courtesy of Miraval Resorts.*