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Friday, August 31, 2012

Recipe Friday: Pumpkin Bread with Orange Cream Cheese

I know it's not fall yet, but college football starts this weekend and that's good enough for me. Besides, no one has ever accused me of being afraid to rush the season. Except for wearing white shoes before Easter. I can't do do that. Come to think of it, it's time to put up the white shoes, white linen, and straw purses. Labor Day, don't you know. That's okay. It's a small price to pay for some football, cool weather, and pumpkins. But you don't need a pumpkin to make this. Libby's canned will do you fine. Happy baking and Roll Tide, Roll. 

Pumpkin Bread

3 1/3 Cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1.5 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon baking power
½ teaspoon cloves
2 2/3 Cups sugar
2/3 cups vegetable oil
2 Cups pumpkin
4 eggs
2/3 Cup chopped nuts (optional)
2/3 Cup water

Sift dry ingredients, except sugar, together. Combine sugar, oil, pumpkin, eggs, and nuts in a bowl and mix well. Add the flower mixtures, stirring until blended. Stir in water.

Spoon into 3 one pound greased loaf pans or 2 1.5 pound pans. Bake at 350 degrees for one our.

Cool completely

You can slice this thin and make little sandwiches with orange cream cheese.

Orange Cream Cheese

8 oz.. cream cheese, softened
¼ Cup confectionery sugar
¼ Cup brown sugar
Zest of half an orange
1 tablespoon frozen orange concentrate.

Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add other ingredients and beat until blended.


  1. Yum! I can't wait to make this recipe! Libby's has it's own shelf in my pantry because I love me some pumpkin anything. Thanks for sharing Jean!

    1. Oh! And... Geaux Tigers!

      I'm practicing for November 3rd. It's my first step to embracing the game.

  2. It is yummy.

    And I am so sorry about what will happen to your team on November 3. Not really. It's a night game, so it won't interfere with the Southern Magic Luncheon.

  3. This recipe sounds wonderful! I've never made pumpkin bread but I think I'll try this one. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Delicious! Most definitely the time to bring out the fall goodness!

    Yes! Football season is finally here! Go.... All my teams!!!! Lol!

    Seriously they say it'll be AL by 13 and Clemsen by 7. What will history prove is correct?

    Federer is playing for a US Open Championship win. Baseball is still going strong. College and Pro ball. I'm in heaven!!! Time to get my knitting out and have a leisurely day!!! Hello baby blanket!

    1. I assume you mean Auburn. AL is the abbreviation for Alabama.

      We are playing Michigan.

    2. Yes. AL will beat MI by 13. Clemson slated to beat Auburn by 7. ;)

  5. Oh, sorry. I did not read your post carefully.

    I am ashamed to admit I didn't know the predictions. I always know the predictions.

    Getting together a proposal will do that to you I guess.

    I want some chocolate cake. And I never want chocolate cake.

  6. I made this for my book club and it was divine!! My College Kid had a sandwich with the frosting today. Thank you so much for this recipe. LOVE IT!! We're making it for Thanksgiving week as well.