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Pumpkin Swirl Bread

 Pumpkin Swirl Bread
This combination of pumpkin, nuts and dates makes a flavorful bread with a beautiful golden look. The surprise inside—a rich creamy swirl— is almost like a luscious layer of cheesecake in each slice. —Cindy May, Troy, Michigan
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • BREAD:
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

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Pumpkin Swirl Bread (continued)

Ingredients (continued)

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • Additional chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour three 8x4-in. loaf pans.
  • In a small bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, beat sugar, pumpkin, eggs, oil and water until well
  • blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, pie spice, soda, cinnamon,
  • salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves; gradually beat into pumpkin
  • mixture. Stir in walnuts, raisins and dates.
  • Pour half of the batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly. Spoon
  • filling over batter. Cover filling completely with remaining batter.
  • Bake 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in bread portion
  • comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire
  • racks to cool completely. Wrap in foil; refrigerate until serving.
  • Just before serving, if desired, in a small bowl, mix confectioners’
  • sugar, vanilla and enough milk to reach a drizzling consistency.
  • Drizzle over bread; sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 3 loaves (16
  • slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 189 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.