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Pumpkin Bread

By: 
Ruth Stavisky
pumpkin bread

Fragrant with cinnamon and nutmeg, this classic recipe is a popular autumn favorite.  This recipe freezes well, too.

Ingredients: 
1 cup oil
1 cup orange juice
4 eggs, beaten
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin or squash
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup chopped nuts
Directions: 
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease and flour two 9" x 5" loaf pans.
  2. Mix oil, orange juice, eggs, and pumpkin.
  3. Mix together sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and spices,  and add to the egg mixture. Mix in the chopped nuts.
  4. Bake for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before slicing.

Reprinted with permission from Palate Pleasers by the former Women's Auxiliary of Hebrew SeniorLife (then Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged in Boston).