Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

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Spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves, this bread improves with age, so plan to make it a day ahead if possible.

Modified from: Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

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Original recipe yields 24 servings



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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Add nuts and mix thoroughly. Pour into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


this is fabulous. Nice smooth bread, very yummy. Its like a pumpkin pie in a bread. I used some pecans for one loaf and it was awesome. Lets say, it didn't last long. I did substitute one cup of...