1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups flour
1 cup apple butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon all spice
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup pecans, walnuts, or almonds
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg.
In separate bowl, combine buttermilk and baking soda.
Combine flour and spices.
Add ﬂour in portions, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with ﬂour.
Stir in apple butter and nuts. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 5 minutes; remove to wire rack and cool completely.