Sweet Bread Holiday Pumpkin Loaves

Posted by: Nancy K 10-08-99 8:19 PM

Holiday Pumpkin Loaves

Makes 2 loaves

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
4 eggs
1 can (16 oz.) pumpkin
3/4 cup orange juice
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
3/4 cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
orange-flavored glaze

Preheat oven to 350 F and grease 2 loaf pans.

Beat butter and sugars in large bowl until fluffy.

Beat in eggs, pumpkin and orange juice.

Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.

Mix in pecans, raisins and orange rind.

Pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans.

Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool on wire racks.

Drizzle your favorite orange glaze over bread, if desired.

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