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Thanksgiving Bread Recipe

This bread combines two Thanksgiving standbys—cranberries and pumpkin. Serve it on the big day or make it with leftovers from your Thanksgiving feast.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:32 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries


  • 1. In a bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Add pumpkin and oil; mix well. Add dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Fold in cranberries. Spoon into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 119 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.