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Moist Homemade Pumpkin Bread

Last Modified: 11/09/09
First Published: 11/09/09
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General Info
Servings: 12
Total Cost: $7.35
Cost Per Serving: $0.61
Total Calories: 5,755
Calories/Serving: 480
IngredientVolumeMassCostCalorie
Shortening, All Vegetable 2/3 Cups 158.40 Grams $1.12 1,426
Sugar, White Granulated 2 Cups 400.00 Grams $0.53 1,548
Eggs, Chicken (4 eggs) * 200.00 Grams $0.67 312
Pumpkin, Canned, Cooked 2 Cups 490.00 Grams $2.70 98
Water 2/3 Cups 149.82 Grams $0.00 0
Flour, White Unbleached All Purpose 3 1/3 Cups 14.15 Ounces $0.46 1,515
Baking Soda, Generic 2 Teaspoons 9.60 Grams $0.03 0
Salt, Table 3/4 Teaspoons 4.50 Grams $0.01 0
Baking Powder, Clabber Girl 1/2 Teaspoon 2.40 Grams $0.02 0
Cinnamon, Ground 1 Teaspoon 2.27 Grams $0.11 6
Cloves, Ground 1 Teaspoon 2.20 Grams $0.25 7
Walnuts, Chopped 2/3 Cups 79.20 Grams $0.93 518
Raisins, Seedless 2/3 Cups 108.90 Grams $0.52 325

This recipe is adapted from an old Southern Living cookbook.We really liked how this came out. The texture and flavor were great and the fall spices are perfect for this time of year. It would be nice to have this for a Thanksgiving dessert.

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  •  2 cups cooked, mashed pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2/3 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • 2/3 cup raisins
Method

Cream Shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of electic mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in pumpkin & water.

Combine flour & next 5 ingredients; add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Fold in walnuts & raisins. Spoon into 2 greased & floured 9x5x3 inch loaf pans, bake at 350 for 1 hour. Cool in pans 10 minutes & transfer to wire rack.  2 loaves