Perfect Pear Turkey Loaf

This recipe works for: Main Dish

Serving Size: 24

  • 8 cups Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Chunks, drained
  • 2 stalks Celery
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 2 each Carrots
  • 1 medium Red bell pepper
  • 4 pounds Turkey, lean, ground
  • 2 cups Rice, cooked
  • 2 each Eggs
  • 4 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice


1. Drain pear chunks.
2. In a food processor, shred celery, onion, carrots, and red bell pepper; scrape into a
large bowl.
3. Add turkey, half the pear chunks (reserve the remaining pear chunks for topping), rice, eggs, salt and seasonings; mix well.
4. Divide turkey mixture in two; mound each half into greased 9 x 13″ pans. In each pan, form the turkey mixture into a 12 x 6″ loaf.
5. In a food processor, puree the remaining drained pear chunks with mustard, soy sauce, honey and lemon juice until it resembles applesauce. Spoon topping onto the loaf.
6. Bake loaves at 350°F for 55 to 60 minutes. Allow to rest to 10 minutes before slicing each loaf into 12-1″ thick servings. (Discard any accumulated juices.)

Did You Know?

Canned fruits and tomatoes are packed within just a few hours of being harvested at the peak of ripeness.