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Pear Bread

1/2 cup margarine, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 cup yogurt or sour cream

1 cup coarsely chopped fresh pears with skins on (about 2-3)

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Cream together margarine and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Combine the dry ingredients; then add to egg mixture, alternating with yogurt. Stir in pears, vanilla and nuts. Pour into greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake in a 350° oven for 1 hour. Do not underbake. Turn onto a rack to cool.

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