Pumpkin Tea Bread

Pumpkin Tea Bread

31 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 25 m
Carol
Recipe by  Carol

“This is a large loaf that has orange in it. Perfect for an afternoon tea party.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 - 9x5 inch loaf

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and 1 egg. Beat in second egg until smooth. Mix in pumpkin, orange rind and juice.
  3. In another bowl, measure and stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nuts, and dates. Pour all at once into batter in mixing bowl. Stir only to moisten. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake for about 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until an toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove loaf from pan to rack. Cool and wrap.

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Reviews (31)

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GodivaGirl
64

GodivaGirl

There were very good. I decided for time reasons I would make muffins instead of a traditional loaf pan. I got 12 slightly oversized muffins and 6 mini muffins. I also reduced the oven temp to 325, as well as cooking time. Larger muffins 35 minutes, smaller muffins 25 minutes. I left out the dates (didn't have them). I used organic crazins (dried cranberries) for the add-in. I only used a handful of chopped nuts (daughter not fond of them). The orange flavor is a great addition to this muffin. I will definately make these again!

bethiedawg
58

bethiedawg

So yummy and easy to make! Although I did make a few changes: I used 1/2 cup butter instead of margarine. Instead of 1 1/2 cup white sugar, I used 1 c white sugar + 1/2 c brown sugar. I omitted the orange zest because I didn't have any and am glad I did because I wanted the pumpkin flavor really to shine. For the cinnamon and cloves I just added an equal amount of Chinese 5 spice powder. And for the walnuts and dates, I added an equal amount of raisins and fresh cranberries. Mmm, this bread was so delicious! I don't know if it has anything to do with elevation and where this recipe orginated, but my bread took any extra 12 minutes to bake. I live outside Athens, GA which isn't below sea level or at a high elevation. GREAT BREAD!

DOTCPS
51

DOTCPS

Excellent pumpkin bread! I did change it a tad bit. This fall I started using fresh sugar pumpkins for my recipes and found it better than canned. So, I used freshly baked pumpkin instead of canned, used Splenda for the sugar, and increased the orange zest to 3 Tablespoons. The orange accent is a perfect match for pumpkin recipes. I will be preparing many mini-loaves of this bread for the freezer to enjoy through the winter months. Thanks for the recipe Carol.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 320 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 50.8 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 476 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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