Friday, October 1, 2010

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Recipe

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It’s October – can you believe that?!  Two fruits of fall are cranberries and pumpkin (although pumpkin is probably not considered a fruit).  Anyway, I made this bread recipe the other day, and it filled the house with its sweet smell.  So much better than burning any candle, and you can’t eat a candle – so this Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf is the clear winner.

A slice with a little margarine is perfect for breakfast or for an afternoon snack.

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts  (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries (defrosted if frozen)

045 (2)Directions:

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin and mix well (it appears curdled). Combine the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder; add to pumpkin mixture, beating on low speed just until moistened. Fold in walnuts (if using) and cranberries. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

I omitted the nuts because my husband prefers it that way, and I didn’t want my daughter to get anything caught in her throat.  I think next time, I’ll make one loaf with nuts.  Also, I only had one loaf pan in the house so I made some muffins too – both bread forms came out great.

7 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious - and I was just hunting for some bread recipes! Thanks! sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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  2. What a perfect fall recipe! We take turns providing brunch after church on Sundays. I'm going to make this next time it's my turn. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This sounds delicious! I think I may try the recipe out tomorrow. I have been in a fall mood lately.

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  4. Definitely one for my book! NUMMMMMMMMMM

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  5. I never thought to try pumpkin and cranberry together! I like this idea!

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  6. I tried this recipe this weekend and it is delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I wrote this down and tomorrow I'm going to get the igredients to make it! I'm kinda new to cooking, I'm only 22.

    What kind of cranberries exactly? All I know is at the store there are dried and then there are the bagged cranberries that pop when you make cranberry sauce. I've never even looked for frozen cranberries, do they even have those? lol. Sorry. Can you tell me which ones to get? I'm a little confused.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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