Old Fashioned Classic Pumpkin Bread


Old Fashioned Classic Pumpkin Bread

For as long as I can remember, my Parents have made Pumpkin Bread for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’m not sure where this recipe came from (my parents do, I’m sure) but it’s been in our family for over 30 years. So, if you’re a lover of Pumpkin like I am, you’ll really enjoy this one! I’ve tried other recipes and they just don’t compare.


Old Fashioned Classic Pumpkin Bread

Now keep in mind, this makes 3 loaves of bread. We usually give one or two away and keep one for ourselves. This year, I’ll be sending one with my Husband to his office.  I’ll often have a piece for breakfast as well. 🙂


3 2qt loaf pans
2/3 cup shortening
2 2/3 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 can pumpkin
2/3 cup water
3 1/3 cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Cream shortening and sugar together. Add eggs, pumpkin and water.

Sift together the dry ingredients and add to the pumpkin mix. Stir in raisins and or nuts if desired. Pour equally into 3 – 2qt greased loaf pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Toothpick will come clean when done. Let rest on a cooling rack for at least one hour before cutting. You can wrap each loaf in plastic wrap and foil to freeze for up to 4 months.




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