Apple Butter Bread

Apple Butter Bread
1 large loaf
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1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon each: ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 cup apple butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs to mixture and beat well. Combine buttermilk and soda. Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in apple butter and chopped nuts. Pour into a greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until toothpick tests done. Cool in pan 5-10 minutes. Remove from pan onto wire rack and allow to cool completely.

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