Spicy Pumpkin Bread

Spicy Pumpkin Bread
Recipe type: breads
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Serves: 36
  • 2-23 cups sugar
  • 3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups pumpkin/30 oz. can
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon mace
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 cups raisins
  1. Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and blend. Add pumpkin, water, spices and salt and blend. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Blend. Mix in raisins.
  2. Pour batter into greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 75 minutes or until firm to the touch in the center.
For muffins, fill ⅔ of the way and bake for about 20 minutes. I love pumpkin bread! It's my favorite homemade holiday dessert. The basic recipe came from my best friend's grandmother, but the recipe has evolved over the decades in our family into a luscious and spicy dessert. For those family members who don't have the time or talent for baking, it makes a tasty and thoughtful holiday gift. Enjoy!


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