Pumpkin Spice Bread

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Angela (Grammy) Derby

By
@Angela_Derby

This is your basic Pumpkin Bread recipe, so if you like to experiment with it, you can add some really yummy goodies to the batter. Such as chocolate chips, crushed pineapple, coconut, cream cheese. There's an endless supply of extras for this delicious bread. I love to spread the cream cheese, pineapple filling to make little sandwiches out of this bread as well as the Cranberry Orange Nut Bread.

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Serves:
8-10
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • BREAD

  • 2/3 c
    shortening
  • 2 2/3 c
    sugar
  • 4
    eggs
  • 1 (15 oz) can(s)
    pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 2/3 c
    water
  • 3 1/3 c
    flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 2/3 c
    coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 2/3 c
    raisins (optional)
  • CREAM CHEESE SPREAD

  • 4 oz.
    cream cheese
  • 1/4 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    crushed pineapple, drained well (optional)

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Bread

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oven to 350'F. Grease and flour two 9x5x3" loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Stir in eggs, pumpkin and water; beat until well mixed.
  3. Measure flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves into a separate bowl and stir until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture, beating until smooth. Stir in nuts and raisins, if desired.
  4. Pour into prepared pans, evenly dividing the batter between the two pans.
  5. Bake at 350'F. for about 60-70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 10-15 minutes, then remove from pans by inverting onto a rack and tapping the bottoms.
  7. Slice and serve plain, with butter, or cream cheese (Add crushed pineapple to the cream cheese for a real treat.)
  8. Cream Cheese Spread: Blend all together in a small bowl, using a spatula. Slice bread into half slices and spread with cream cheese mixture; top with the other half and make little sandwiches. So good!
    If you don't like pineapple, just leave it out, it will still be delicious!

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About Pumpkin Spice Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American



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