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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling

Makes

2 loaves

Cloves, cinnamon and molasses add plenty of spice to this appealing pumpkin bread from Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. And you needn't wait till next autumn make it - you can use convenient canned pumpkin anytime of year!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the pumpkin, orange juice, molasses and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture and mix until blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into two greased and floured 9x5-in. loaf pans.
  2. Bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from the pans to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 192 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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