Mom's Pumpkin Nut Bread

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By Fran Murray
from Scottsdale, AZ

This is a favorite recipe from when I was a little girl. I always made this for my teachers at Christmas time.

serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/3 c
    shortening
  • 2 lg
    eggs
  • 1 c
    canned libby's pumpkin
  • 1/4 c
    whole milk
  • 1/2 c
    coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 c
    raisins (optional)
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How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, baking soda, and cloves; set aside. In a large mixer bowl beat together brown sugar and shortening until well combined; beat in eggs. Add pumpkin and milk; mix well. Add flour mixture to sugar-pumpkin mixture, mixing well. Stir in chopped nuts and the raisins, if using.
  • 3
    Turn batter into a greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool thoroughly on a wire rack. Wrap in aluminum foil and place in a zip-lock bag and store overnight before slicing. Makes 1 loaf.
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