Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pumpkin Bread

1 8-oz pkg cream cheese
¼ C butter
1½ C brown sugar
4 eggs
1 16-oz can pumpkin
3½ C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cloves
½ tsp ginger
¼ tsp nutmeg

Heat oven to 350°.

Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs individually, mixing well after each one. Blend in pumpkin.

Add combined dry ingredients, mixing just until thoroughly moistened. Pour batter into 2 greased 9x5" loaf pans. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. (Reduce baking time for smaller loaf pans or muffins. Muffins = about 30-40 minutes.)

Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans.

Optional: For softer/moister crusts, baste the tops with butter while still warm.

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