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Pumpkin Spice Bread

"This recipe is at least 40 years old. It makes a very moist bread. It's been described as tasting like pumpkin pie without the crust."
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1 h 10 m servings
Original recipe yields 32 servings

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  1. In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil and eggs. Add pumpkin and mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to the pumpkin mixture alternately with water. Pour into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-65 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack; cool completely.

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This bread smells AMAZING while it's baking! I made the following changes, used 2 cups white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, used applesauce instead of oil, added a teaspoon of vanilla and used 1/2 c...

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Overall the flavor from this recipe was somewhat bland and was very, very, sweet when using 3 cups of sugar.

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This bread smells AMAZING while it's baking! I made the following changes, used 2 cups white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, used applesauce instead of oil, added a teaspoon of vanilla and used 1/2 c...

I love this recipe just as much as the Downeast Maine recipe on AR. Replaced all the oil w/applesauce and it made for a supermoist bread without the added fat. I only had 2 cups of white sugar...

I made this as written but with the addition of 1/2 cup of golden raisins, 1/2 cup dried cranberries and 1 cup of walnut pieces. I also made a brown sugar glaze for the top using 1/2 cup orange ...

We really like this recipe. The loaves came out beautiful. After reading the other reviews we made the following modifications and it was very delicious and spicy. 2 c sugar / 1 c brown sugar 4...

I knew I was going to like this recipe. With minor variations it’s the same recipe I, like the submitter, have used for over 40 years – so long I’ve long forgotten where I originally got it fr...

I've had this recipe for more than 10 years now, and it's so great to make muffins with. If you need a ton of muffins for cheap, mix this up.

My first attempt at pumpkin bread and it was fabulous! Super moist and delicious and completely fool proof. Brought it to a holiday potluck and it was gone in no time. This is my new staple pum...

This bread was so moist! I made it in 1 loaf pan and 1 bundt pan. The bundt cake I drizzled with a homemade white glaze (butter, milk, powdered sugar). Everyone wanted the recipe! Thanks for...

This bread is moist and yummy. I often follow the recipe to the letter, and my family loves it. Sometimes I add 2 c. of oats and 3/4-1 c. of nuts. Yum!