December 17, 2019

Chef Craig Flinn’s Spiced Pear & Rum Raisin Loaf

Recipe: Craig Flinn

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 65 minutes

Chef Craig FlinnThis spiced and sweet loaf doubles as a great hostess gift for any soirée this season. Chef Craig Flinn partnered with Egg Farmers of Canada and Food Banks Canada for their annual #RecipesThatGive campaign.


Dry Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup seedless raisins
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp clove
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp rum extract or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped pear


Yield: Serves 8

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together wet ingredients. Whisk in dry ingredients until smooth. Then, fold in the chopped pear.
  2. Add the batter to a standard sized 8” x 4” (20 x 10 cm) loaf pan that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick spray or greased with butter. As an optional garnish, you can sprinkle the top of the batter with an additional 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a cake tester or skewer can be inserted and removed from the middle without appearing “wet” with batter. Leave to rest for 10 minutes. Unmould and allow to cool before slicing.

Courtesy of Egg Farmers of Canada