This is for a pumpkin quick bread that has cream cheese in the middle. I generally double it, and then it makes three 8 X 4 inch loaves. This recipe freezes well.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 beaten egg. Set aside.

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  • Combine flour, 1 1/2 cups white sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices. Set aside.

  • Combine pumpkin, butter or margarine, beaten egg, and water. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, mixing just until moistened. Reserve 2 cups of the pumpkin batter. Pour the remaining batter into a greased and floured 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Pour cream cheese mixture over pumpkin batter, and top with reserved pumpkin batter. Cut through batter several times with a knife for a swirl effect.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 70 minutes, or until tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, and then remove from pan to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

398.2 calories; 5.6 g protein; 54.6 g carbohydrates; 86.2 mg cholesterol; 447.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2003
I did what it suggested and doubled the recipe to make three 8" loaves. The loaves came out very moist and yummy. I would say that next time, I'll add more cinnamon or maybe just some pumpkin pie spice. I'll also add walnuts. I think this would be a great pumpkin nut bread. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/23/2003
I followed the recipe but didn't double it. Although the tester came out clean the bread was wet when cool -- not runny but solid and wet. Also I really couldn't taste the cream cheese. Not sure what happened here. Maybe it needed to bake longer but I didn't want the outside to burn. Read More
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163 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 114
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2003
I did what it suggested and doubled the recipe to make three 8" loaves. The loaves came out very moist and yummy. I would say that next time, I'll add more cinnamon or maybe just some pumpkin pie spice. I'll also add walnuts. I think this would be a great pumpkin nut bread. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
Excellent bread! My family loved this. I had a little trouble with the cream cheese mixture. Mine seemed "runny". I think it may have been the size of the egg. Next time I'll be sure to use a small egg. Otherwise wonderful and it's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2003
My husband really liked this..he requested more as soon as the loaf was done...it was very moist but a bit heavy...next time I will make two smaller loaves instead of one huge one! Also tried the recipe substituting half of the white flour with whole wheat flour eggbeaters instead of eggs and lowfat creamcheese it was still yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
Excellent bread! My family went crazy over it. It tastes just like a pumpkin roll but it's so much easier to make. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/23/2003
I followed the recipe but didn't double it. Although the tester came out clean the bread was wet when cool -- not runny but solid and wet. Also I really couldn't taste the cream cheese. Not sure what happened here. Maybe it needed to bake longer but I didn't want the outside to burn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
This bread is very moist and wonderful. It has now replaced pumpkin pie as the family's "traditional" favorite. Still can't figure out how to get that swirl going though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
I served this at a pot luck breakfast and it was gone in five minutes. The next time I was invited everyone requested that I make two loaves instead of one! It's delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/14/2003
I started smelling it burn after 60 mins of cooking. It was not done in the middle and burnt around the bottom and edges. My pan size was correct and my oven is calibrated. This is an expensive loaf to make and dirties up a lot of dishes for a failed result. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2003
This bread was fragrant and easy on the eyes- however mine took substantially longer to bake then the recipe indicated (try two hours). It tasted fine but the cream cheese center was especially tricky to set up. I was a little dissapointed with the end result. The cream cheese center was a sparse almost undetectable ribbon. I like the concept of this recipe but I'm not sure whether I'll be making it again. Read More
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