Old Fashioned Peach Bread


2 ¼ cups finely chopped ABBOTT PEACHES
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
½ cup shortening
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light. Add eggs and beat well. Add peaches and dry ingredients. Blend well. Stir in vanilla and chopped pecans and until blended. Pour into two greased and floured 9×5-inch loaf pans.

Bake at 325° for 55 minutes to 1 hour, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Let bread cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely on wire racks.

Makes 2 loaves of peach bread.