forest's pumpkin bread

★★★★★ 4
By Marcia McCance
from Stone Mountain, GA

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!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This pumpkin bread recipe is unlike other recipes we've had before. Filled with a warm, cinnamon spice flavor, it has a rich poundcake-like texture. Super moist, we love the add-ins that do remind us of a fruit cake. Dried cranberries, dates, raisins, and maraschino cherries add a lightly sweet flavor to the pumpkin bread. Loaves will make a wonderful homemade gift during the holiday season.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves Makes 3 loaves
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For forest's pumpkin bread

  • BATTER
  • 3 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    salad oil
  • 2 c
    pumpkin
  • 2/3 c
    water
  • 4 lg
    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
    maraschino cherries, cut in half (12 oz jar)
  • AFTER BREAD IS BAKED SPREAD ON TOP OF LOAVES
  • 1/4 c
    butter (more if needed)

How To Make forest's pumpkin bread

  • Batter ingredients added to a mixing bowl.
    1
    Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour three 9x5 loaf pans. Combine all BATTER ingredients.
  • Ingredients incorporated in a mixing bowl.
    2
    Mix well.
  • Fruit folded into the batter.
    3
    Fold in the fruit until well mixed.
  • Dividing batter into loaf pans.
    4
    Divide batter evenly into 3 loaf pans (about 3 cups per pan).
  • Baking the pumpkin bread.
    5
    Bake 350 F for 1 hour.
  • Rubbing butter over pumpkin bread.
    6
    After baking, while still hot, rub the top of the bread loaves with butter. This pumpkin fruit bread is best if frozen and taken out as needed.
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