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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

 Spiced Pumpkin Bread
Cloves, cinnamon and molasses add plenty of spice to this appealing pumpkin bread from Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. And you needn't wait till next autumn make it - you can use convenient canned pumpkin anytime of year!
32 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time,
  • beating well after each addition. Add the pumpkin, orange juice,
  • molasses and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to the creamed
  • mixture and mix until blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour
  • into two greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from the

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Spiced Pumpkin Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 192 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 179 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.