This is a simple, delicious, and beautiful pumpkin bread that is sure to be a hit at any holiday celebration or just for a quick snack.
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons grated orange peel (optional, but highly recommended)
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 and 2/3 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans(optional, I did not put them into the bread I made for this project)
Step 2: Preheat the Oven
Before you mix anything together begin by preheating your oven to 325.
Step 3: Making the Filling
Beat together cream cheese, sugar and flour in a medium bowl. Add egg and mix well. Stir in orange peel if desired. Set the filling aside for later.
Step 4: Making the Pumpkin Batter
For the pumpkin batter, combine pumpkin, oil, and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in sugar, salt, cloves, and cinnamon, mix well. Stir in the flour and baking soda. Blend in pecans(optional).
Step 5: Putting It Together
Grease and flour a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Pour in half of batter into pan. Carefully spread filling over batter. Add remaining batter and spread to cover the filling.
Step 6: Baking the Bread
Put the bread into the oven and cook it for an hour and a half. You will know the bread is done if you can stick a toothpick in the center of the bread and it comes out completely clean. Move the bread onto a wire rack. Let the bread cool in the pan for around 10-15 minutes. Take the bread out of the pan and you've made yourself a delicious pumpkin ribbon bread!
Step 7: Serving the Bread
Cut the bread into slices to serve. This recipe makes 12 to 15 servings. When I made this bread I ended up getting some really beautiful patterns from the filling. Enjoy!