Pumpkin Bread with Maple Cream cheese

Cathy Smith

By
@GrannyGrumpsTable

Humbleness is a great gift, and ordinarily I never think I make the best of anything, it is the best I know how to make but not necessarily the best. However, let me do say I do believe I make the best pumpkin bread. My grand daughter also thinks it is the best, she says I try others but yours is always so moist and so tender and so much flavor... No I didn't pay her and you can never shut a 15 year old up and they always think everyone else does it better.


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Serves:

well 10-12 other people but 6 of my family over 3 days

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 c
sugar
4
eggs
1 can(s)
pumpkin puree (2 cups fresh puree)
1 c
butter melted
1/2 c
water
3 1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cloves
2 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
nutmeg
1 tsp
ginger
1 c
nuts, chopped (optional)

MAPLE CREAM CHEESE

4 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
2 Tbsp
butter, room temperature
4 Tbsp
sugar
1/8 to 1/4 tsp
maple extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two loaf pans or a bundt pan by lightly oiling it and lightly flouring it. Altho I must admit last night I did not use flour at all. But I do have the original heavy duty Bundt pan.
2
Mix flour, salt, baking soda and all spices. Remove 1/2 cup and set both aside.
3
Cream eggs with sugar until light and lemon colored, 3-5 minutes. Add pumpkin and mix well.
4
Add the larger amount of flour and blend well.
5
Mix water with butter and add to the batter slowly while mixing.
6
Sprinkle the remaining flour over nuts and stir. Then stir into batter by hand so as not to break up nuts.
7
Pour into prepared loaf pans or Bundt pan. Bake for 60-75 minutes or until done.
8
For Maple Cream Cheese, mix all ingredients well. Beat till creamy.
9
Notes: I do not use nuts but you could also use pepitos if desired. Also if you do not like a certain spice you can always change it to more of your favorite or try something totally new like Cardamom.I have also taken sugar and added a few drops of maple flavor and mixed it thorougly to make a maple sugar and sprinkled it in the pan before adding the batter to the pan instead of flour.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American