1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1/8 t. nutmeg
2 c. all-purpose fl our
1/4 c. buttermilk or plain yogurt
1 c. pears, cored, peeled and coarsely chopped
Blend butter until smooth; stir in sugar until mixture is creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Whisk together salt, baking powder, nutmeg and flour; stir into egg mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in pears. Pour into a greased 9"x5" loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Makes one loaf.
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