Brandied Pumpkin Bread Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Brandied Pumpkin Bread Recipe
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Brandied Pumpkin Bread

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"A wonderful hearty pumpkin bread made in the machine. I make it every Thanksgiving. It's not like your usual pumpkin breads (sweet breads) made for dessert, it's more a serve-with-the-meal kind of bread."

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Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 1 1.5-pound loaf Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 50 mins

Directions

  1. Combine flour, yeast, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt, butter, pumpkin puree, water, and brandy in the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
  2. Select the Sweet or Basic/White cycle using the Light crust setting and start the machine. (To make the bread without a bread machine, see Editor's Note.)
  3. When the bread is done baking, remove it from the pan and allow to cool on a wire rack.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You may use vanilla extract instead of brandy and margarine instead of butter, if you prefer.
  • Editor's Note:
  • To make this recipe in a stand mixer, combine all of the ingredients except the softened butter in the mixing bowl. Mix on low speed using the dough hook, scraping the dough down occasionally, for 10 minutes. Add the softened butter and mix for an additional 5 minutes. Transfer the dough to a greased bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel, and allow it to rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Flatten the dough into a rectangle, pressing down with your hands to pop any air bubbles. Fold the dough into thirds, rolling it slightly under your palms to form a loaf, and pinch the seam to seal. Place the dough into the loaf pan, seam-side down, cover it with a floured kitchen towel, and allow it to rise again until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake the bread in a preheated 400 degree oven (200 degrees C) until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the bread from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
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Reviews More Reviews

Aug 20, 2012

Nice texture and taste. The pumpkin flavor was very subtle, and I felt it could have used more pumpkin pie spice. The bread is just slightly sweet, and would be perfect to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.

 
Sep 02, 2013

Followed the recipe but used 2 Tsp whiskey and allspice instead of pumpkin pie spice. Don't expect a sweet dessert. Using the machine setting in the recipe, the bread came out VERY nicely, cut easily, and held its shape. The bread is not dense and not fluffy, but still light. The taste is a low-key pumpkin, more spiced pumpkin instead of all sugary. I am going to try a cina-butter on it for when I want it a little sweeter!

 

3 Ratings

Jan 14, 2014

People who pitch a fit about reviews made on an altered recipe, do not read further. whiskey. I also don't keep pumpkin pie spice, so used my usual spices for pumpkin pie: cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg. Per 1/2 cup of pumpkin, it's 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of the remaining three. I like this recipe. Good toasted for breakfast. Try it with something along the lines of cinnamon-honey butter. It's also good if you want to toss in dried fruit (cranberries, dates, or raisins) and chopped, toasted pecans (or whatever nut you prefer). I'm definitely keeping the recipe. It worked very well on the white bread setting. I admit to being somewhat confused about why the directions give the option of either the basic or the sweet bread setting. This is not a sweet bread recipe. na ja.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 250 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.8 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 387 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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