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Superb Pumpkin Bread

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease two 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pans or three 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 loaf pans.
  3. Mix shortening and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. DO NOT use a mixer.
  4. Stir in eggs, pumpkin and water.
  5. Blend in flour, soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves.
  6. Stir in nuts and raisins.
  7. Pour into pans, dividing mixture evenly.
  8. Bake for 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

Optional recipe additions: raisins, nuts, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds
Optional toppings: additional nuts, powdered sugar, pumpkin seeds
Optional spreads: softened cream cheese, butter