1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 teaspoon orange extract
2 bananas (very ripe)
1 can diced canned pears (drained)
3 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup sour cream
2/3 cup chopped pitted dates
1. Preheat oven to 180. Grease 2 loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl cream together butter, sugar, vanilla, orange extract, and eggs.
3.Put into your blender 2 peeled bananas and half the can of pears (not juice). Puree.
4.Stop blender and add cinnamon and enough pears to equal 2 cups of puree total. Blend again until all is smooth. Add the flour, soda and salt to the bowl of creamed butter and sugar mixture.
5.Now add the fruit puree and the sour cream to the mixture and mix well. Fold in chopped dates.
6.Scoop half the batter into each loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour. After 1 hour test center of loaf with a toothpick, if it comes out clean your bread is done, if not bake another 10 minutes and try again.
Cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.