Georgia Peach Bread

Georgia Peach Bread

3 cups fresh peaches, sliced
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place peaches and sugar in blender or food processor container. Process until pureed. Mixture should yield about 2 1/4 cups.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.

Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar and shortening. Cream well. Add eggs and mix well. Add peach puree and dry ingredients; mix until dry ingredients are moistened.

Stir in nuts and vanilla extract. Spoon batter into 2 well greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F until done.Cool for 10 minutes in pan. Turn out on rack and let cool completely.

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