Simply Superb Pumpkin Bread Recipe


I am sharing the best pumpkin bread recipe with you. Perfect for those fall days!
The pumpkin bread on a wooden board with one sliced.Pin

My friends, if you love pumpkin, then 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.

Pumpkin Bread

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.  Tasty and delicious!

This moist and delicious Pumpkin Bread recipe is a perfect addition to your fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas repertoire || Worthing CourtPin


Superb Pumpkin Bread

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
A moist and delicious recipe to serve for dessert, as snack or as an appetizer.


  • 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

DISCLAIMER: I am not a Nutritionist. I rely on information from third parties to provide all nutritional information, which can vary depending upon brands of products used.
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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.

Up close picture of the orange pumpkin bread.Pin

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  1. Diva Kreszl says:

    Saving this recipe to use all winter! My family loves pumpkin anything and this looks amazing!

  2. This recipe looks very easy and the Pumpkin Bread looks delicious~I’ll have to try it with almond flour, but I bet it will be just as good as yours.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I can’t wait to make this! It looks so good!

  4. Oh my! I am making this today and sharing with my neighbors! I live in a 55+ community with many single residents. They love treats and don’t we all? I think I will add pecans! Love love love pecans! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

  5. This looks so YUMMY! We love pumpkin bread, can’t wait to try it.
    Thank you for sharing!

  6. Suzy,

    I made this pumpkin bread for Thanksgiving morning and it was fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

  7. This recipe sounds delicious. I am going to give it a try today! Thanks for sharing…

  8. kelly harrington says:

    My daughter LOVES pumpkin bread!! This one will definatly be on my “to make” list for the holidays!

  9. Linda Manuel says:

    Just had to pin this one to try too! Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe.

  10. This is the same recipe published in ‘The Southern Living Cookbook’ in 1987. The difference is, in the cookbook it only calls for 2 cups of sugar and only 3/4 teaspoon of salt. It was always wonderful made this way!