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Pecan Pumpkin Loaf Recipe

This is a moist, golden bread that's chock-full of nuts. We love it.—Douglas Jennings, Ottawa, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add pumpkin; beat well. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; add to pumpkin mixture alternately with water. Stir in nuts.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 215 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.