Category Archives: Bread

Mom’s Spicy Pumpkin Bread

I decided today was a good day to make this as I wanted the smell of something wonderful baking.  It stores well in the freezer and will be good until Thanksgiving.

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This was one of my mothers favorite holiday pumpkin recipes. My Sister eats it as dessert with whipped cream on top.  Some of my friends think it is a spice bread not a pumpkin bread but it is clearly pumpkin.  I love it because it is very spiced.

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Before you make this make sure you start with a very large bowl.
I use my Mom’s large dutch oven.
Makes 5 loaves in large throwaway pans 3-4 in regular bread pans..

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

3 sticks melted butter or Oleo (margarine)

Sift Together
5 1/4 cups sifted flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon mace
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger

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Combine In very big container
3 cups pumpkins (Fresh or Canned)  See my notes on preparing fresh pumpkin
6 eggs or egg beaters
1 cup water
4 1/2 cups sugar

Add Oleo, Sifted Ingredients and 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla


Add Ins (optional)  I like mine plain
Chopped Dates 16 oz for 2 loaves
Chopped Walnuts 1 cup per loaf

Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes at 350°  A bit longer is using normal bread pans