Perfect Pear Turkey Loaf

Yield: 24 (4 oz. Servings)


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

    Drain pear chunks. In a food processor, shred celery, onion, carrots, and red bell pepper; scrape into a large bowl. Add turkey, half the pear chunks (reserve the remaining pear chunks for topping), rice, eggs, salt and seasonings; mix well. 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. 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. 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.)

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)
    Calories: 202
    Calories from Fat: 61
    Fat: 7g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 77mg
    Sodium: 560mg
    Carbohydrate: 21g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Sugar: 13g
    Protein: 15g
    Vitamin A: 50% DV
    Vitamin C: 15% DV
    Calcium: 2% DV
    Potassium: 8% DV
    Iron: 9% DV