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Nectarine-Nut Loaf

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Ingredients
  Nectarines 3
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
Directions

Blanch nectarines; remove peel.
Mash enough nectarine pulp to measure 1 cup.
Cream shortening with sugar; mix in eggs and vanilla.
Sift flour with baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with mashed nectarines, mixing well after each addition.
Fold in pecans.
Turn into greased and floured 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
Bake in 350-degree oven for about 1 hour.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan.
Cool on wire rack.
Wrap well; store overnight.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Party, Healthy

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