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Pumpkin Pecan Loaves Recipe
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Pumpkin Pecan Loaves Recipe

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Among all my pumpkin bread recipes, this caramel-glazed creation is the pick of the crop. Often, I'll wrap up a lovely loaf as a homemade gift for teachers and Sunday school leaders. -Brenda Jackson, Garden City, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • CARAMEL GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 498 calories, 22 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 428 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Combine the pumpkin, oil, eggs and water; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined; fold in the pecans.
  2. Spoon into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  3. For glaze, combine the butter, sugars and cream in a saucepan. Cook until sugar is dissolved. Cool for 20 minutes. Stir in the confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over cooled loaves. Yield: 2 loaves.
Originally published as Pumpkin Pecan Loaves in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 498 calories, 22 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 428 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014 Edited Dec. 20, 2014

"This has been my go-to pumpkin bread recipe for years. The icing is so delicious and the bread is moist and flavorful. Works well for mini loaves or muffins too."

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

"Best pumpkin bread. The caramel glaze makes it a special treat, and the loaves raise beautifully. I made it in smaller loaves, and got 6 for gift giving."

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"I have made this recipe for years. It is by far the best pumpkin recipe that I have ever had. My family and friends ask me to make this every fall."

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"Grandpa's favorite!"

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"I need to ask a question and cannot find where to do that. I make this and get raves but would like to put it in small loaf pans as gifts...How many would this make and how long do I approximatelly cook?"

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