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Pumpkin Bread
#0738

Spice Islands®

Pumpkin Bread

Difficulty

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

2 loaves

Ingredients

2/3 cup shortening

3 cups sugar

1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin

4 eggs

1 cup sour cream

3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Cloves

3/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Ginger

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Cardamom

1/4 teaspoon mace, ground

1/4 tablespoons Spice Islands® Ground Nutmeg

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Lemon Peel

1 package (6 ounces) dried apricot OR peaches, chopped

1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Beat shortening and sugar until fluffy, using an electric mixer. Add pumpkin, eggs and sour cream; beat well. Add flour, baking soda, salt, spices and lemon peel; mix just until blended. Fold in dried fruit and pecans.

Grease and flour two 9 x 5-inch bread pans; divide batter evenly between the pans. Bake for 65 to 75 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire racks.

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