Forest's Pumpkin Bread

Marcia McCance

By
@mmccance

This recipe is what my brother, Forest, makes as Christmas Gifts for people every year. My brother loves to feed people and people love it when he does!! He took a plain pumpkin bread recipe and turned it into a happy fruit cake. All his friends and family love to receive his bread as a gift.

It is really good when frozen for about a month and then thawed. It does something to the bread and it comes out moist and delicious.

He makes them in November for December gift giving.

Enjoy!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Makes 3 loaves
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

BATTER

3 c
sugar
1 c
salad oil
2 c
pumpkin
2/3 c
water
4
whole eggs
3 1/3 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon

AFTER BATTER IS MADE, ADD:

1/2 c
dried cranberries, chopped
1/2 c
walnuts, chopped
1/2 c
dates chopped
1/2 c
dark raisins
1/2 jar(s)
maraschino cherries, cut in half

AFTER BREAD IS BAKED SPREAD ON TOP OF LOAVES

1/4 c
butter (more if needed)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 F
2Grease and flour three 9x5 loaf pans
3Combine all BATTER ingredients and mix well
4Fold in the fruit until well mixed
5Divide batter evenly into 3 loaf pans
6Bake 350 F, for 1 hour
7After baking, while still hot, rub the top of the bread loaves with butter
8This pumpkin fruit bread is best if frozen and taken out as needed.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Fruit, #Dried, #pumpkin, #bread