Bless us this holiday, with quietness of mind; teach us to be patient and always to be kind. adapted from original quote by Helen Steiner Rice
Spiced Pumpkin Loaves ~
- 16 oz pumpkin puree
- 1 2/3 c sugar
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil (or 1/3 each applesauce and oil)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 3 c flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 350; line 2 loaf pans with parchment paper, coat lightly with non-stick spray;
Mix pumpkin, sugar, oil, vanilla, cream cheese and eggs in large bowl. Gently stir in remaining ingredients. Bake about 50-55 minutes or until pick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Remove from oven; allow to rest in loaf pans for 10 minutes; move from pan to cooling rack.
My family loves when I serve this with a ginger-cream cheese glaze ~ simply soften an 8 oz block of cream cheese, grate 1/4 tsp fresh ginger, 1 cup confectioner’s sugar, a dash of vanilla. Just place everything in a medium sized bowl and mix well ~ place in cute serving dish and watch it all disappear!
Enjoy and have a blessed holiday with those you love ~ thank you for a wonderful year!