My friends, if you love pumpkin, this is a recipe that you’ll definitely want to add to your fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas recipe list. This Simply Superb Pumpkin Bread is the bomb! The recipe originated from a family friend and I’ve been making it for years.
It’s excellent served warm or cold and is a totally yummy treat to accompany a cup of your favorite hot beverage. Try serving a slice with a dollop of soft cream cheese or a bit of butter spread on it. Delicious!
Superb Pumpkin Bread
- 2/3 cup shortening I use Crisco
- 2 2/3 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 - 1 lb can pumpkin - not pumpkin pie filling
- 2/3 cup water
- 3 1/3 cups all purpose flour do not sift
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 2/3 cup coarsely chopped nuts of your choice - optional
- 2/3 cup raisins - optional
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Grease two 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pans or three 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 loaf pans.
Mix shortening and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. DO NOT use a mixer.
Stir in eggs, pumpkin and water.
Blend in flour, soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves.
Stir in nuts and raisins.
Pour into pans, dividing mixture evenly.
Bake for 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Optional recipe additions: raisins, nuts, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds
Optional toppings: additional nuts, powdered sugar, pumpkin seeds
Optional spreads: softened cream cheese, butter
Take a look at how moist and delicious this looks! it’s the perfect dessert, snack or appetizer and makes a great take-along dish to any gathering. Your friends and family with thank you, I promise.
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