Wonderfully flavorful and fragrant bread for the holidays.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.

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  • In a large mixing, combine sugar, oil and eggs; beat until smooth. Add water and beat until well blended. Stir in pumpkin, ginger, allspice cinnamon, and clove.

  • In medium bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and blend just until all ingredients are mixed. Divide batter between prepared pans.

  • Bake in preheated oven until toothpick comes out clean, about 1 hour.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

262.6 calories; 3.2 g protein; 40.7 g carbohydrates; 31 mg cholesterol; 313.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2006
I've been making this pumpkin recipe for years, it is the same recipe I found in a church cookbook given to me about 20 years ago and it is by far the best! You can add more or less of the spices to suit your taste with no problem. The only thing I would most definately change is the cooking temp. If you use a large 9x5 pan, cook at 325 or the bottom and sides will be hard and dried out, if not burned by the time the middle is cooked. Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Also, you can get 7 mini loaves out of this recipe which is great for gift giving. Cook time on the mini loaves is about 45 at 325. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2010
Traditional gingerbread is made with molasses and brown sugar- not white sugar. Speaking of sugar there is waaayy too much sugar in this recipe. And not enough spices. I had to add more and still didn't taste them very much -that was the only thing I changed about this recipe. The taste was just OK. Nothing special Read More
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  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2006
I've been making this pumpkin recipe for years, it is the same recipe I found in a church cookbook given to me about 20 years ago and it is by far the best! You can add more or less of the spices to suit your taste with no problem. The only thing I would most definately change is the cooking temp. If you use a large 9x5 pan, cook at 325 or the bottom and sides will be hard and dried out, if not burned by the time the middle is cooked. Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Also, you can get 7 mini loaves out of this recipe which is great for gift giving. Cook time on the mini loaves is about 45 at 325. Read More
(907)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2006
I've been making this pumpkin recipe for years, it is the same recipe I found in a church cookbook given to me about 20 years ago and it is by far the best! You can add more or less of the spices to suit your taste with no problem. The only thing I would most definately change is the cooking temp. If you use a large 9x5 pan, cook at 325 or the bottom and sides will be hard and dried out, if not burned by the time the middle is cooked. Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Also, you can get 7 mini loaves out of this recipe which is great for gift giving. Cook time on the mini loaves is about 45 at 325. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Extremely easy recipe, which makes it especially nice for the holidays, when we all have plenty of other things to do! Moist and delicious. I recommend stirring the spices into the dry ingredients, rather than the wet. The ground cloves tend to clump a little bit in the wet ingredients, and nobody likes to get a mouthful of clove. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This bread was easy to make and delicious. It was a little too sweet for me. In the future I might add only 2 or 2.5 cups sugar. But others seemed to like it as is. Also my bread took nearly 1.5 hours to bake (for the center to cook). Coming out of the oven the outside was very dry but the inside very moist. I wrapped the loaves in foil overnight still warm and by morning including the crust the loaves were very moist. The bread got rave reviews overall so the recipe is a keeper I'm sure I'll make again. Great for the fall/winter holidays. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2007
Awesome recipe I have been looking for a recipe that mathces the Starbucks gingerbread and here it is. I substituted 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar applesauce for the oil and egg beaters for the eggs. But I did add cream cheese frosting and candied ginger on top. Awesome. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This is really good and moist. I made it for Christmas in a 10" well-greased tube pan. Everybody loved it. I used a simple glaze on it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2009
DELICIOUS! *Adjusted OVEN TEMPERATURE TO 325 & INCREASED BAKING TIME: Lg loaves-325/1hr 15 min; Mini loaf 325/45min; Muffins 325/20 min. **Increased amount of Spices by 1 1/2 to 2 times. Added ginger in with other spices **Used 1/2 white & 1/2 dark brown sugars **Used whole wheat flour or all purpose or 1/2 & 1/2 of each flour. Any ingredient variation comes out good. **MOST IMPORTANT IS THE OVEN TEMPERATURE DECREASE TO 325 and INCREASED BAKING TIMES. ENJOY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
i doubled the spices and added 1tsp clove and i had people that normally don't like pumpkin-anything asking when i'd bake this again excellent recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
This bread is WONDERFUL. I like pumpkin bread to begin with but this is SO VERY good! I used the receipe as stated and it made 10 mini loaves. Perfect for gift giving! It smells so good when it is cooking too! Highly recommend this receipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2003
This was a beautiful bread that raised perfectly. I made 7 mini loaves and 1 big loaf for an upcoming bake sale. Im sure this will be the first to go! Thanks for the recipie! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2010
Traditional gingerbread is made with molasses and brown sugar- not white sugar. Speaking of sugar there is waaayy too much sugar in this recipe. And not enough spices. I had to add more and still didn't taste them very much -that was the only thing I changed about this recipe. The taste was just OK. Nothing special Read More
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