Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pumpkin Swirl Loaf

This recipe usually comes out of my recipe box each fall. The spiced pumpkin is marbled with a cream cheese topping. I usually make one large loaf, but I wanted two flatter and wider loaves so I divided the batter between 2 pans.

Mix together well:
-1 cup pure pumpkin
-1 egg
-1/3 cup water
-1/2 cup melted butter

Add:
-1 1/2 cups white sugar
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp nutmeg
-1 3/4 cups flour
Beat together well.

Cream Cheese Topping:
-8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 egg
Beat together until smooth.

Grease pan. Put half of the pumpkin mixture into the pan. Spoon half the cream cheese mixture on top, then pour over the remaining pumpkin mixture, and top with remaining cream cheese.
Using a knife swirl, making a marbling effect. Bake in 350ยบ oven for 1/1/2 hours. If you make in two pans baking time will be about 50 minutes. If the topping is getting too dark loosely cover with foil. Allow to stand in pan for 10 minutes and then remove to cooling rack. I don't find that this loaf freezes well.


25 comments:

  1. Looks great- but then all of your recipes do!

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  2. What a lovely looking loaf that is !

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  3. interesting..... something new with pumpkin, love it!

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  4. Nothing like pumpkin to remind you of the comforts of fall!

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  5. The way I see it .. .I wouldn't feel good about continuing to eat pumpkin pie ALL week . ..it wouldnt' be healthy would it .. but a loaf is not pie and so I think I'll use up some pumpkin and "cheese" with this one.

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  6. There is nothing better than pumpkin but I've never tried anything like a loaf. I will soon try this! Yummy!! But, you say it does not freeze well which is too bad. I will eat too much otherwise. Haha

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  7. Pumpkin is such a comfort food. Had never heard of making a loaf. Sounds delicious!!
    Cheryl

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  8. A slice of cheese and a cup of coffee would go well with this.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  9. I am drooling. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to make this later this week.

    M

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  10. I'm game to try anything pumpkin right about now. Looks great!

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  11. I love pumpkin loaf and this recipe
    looks extra delicious.I will definately be trying this one very soon.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Debbie

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  12. Hi. Do you know of a site where I can find a chart that shows 'amounts needed to feed....'I will be cooking for a crowd when we have communion services and need to know how much stuff I need to feed the folks

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  13. Mmmmmm...I'm going to have to try this :) We have all the ingredients. It looks super yummy!

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  14. Anything combining cream cheese and pumpkin must be delicious!

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  15. Looks delicious! I made a "Pumpkin Ribbon Loaf" one time which was similar but this looks easier.

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  16. I definitely have to try this one! Thank you so much! Love your blog and generosity! Linda at rgranch@pioneer.net

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  17. Yum! That definitely looks like comfort food, Kathy!

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  18. I just made pumpkin bread! I love the cream cheese twist to this recipe! I'll want to make it again!

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  19. I just made this recipe and it is so good. Only one problem, I want to eat the whole loaf.

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  20. This looks wonderful. I'm spending the day cooking and baking and this is at the top of my list!

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  21. I've made this recipe since it was posted and it was simple and delicous! I've also passed it along to two friends who have also made it! Thanks for posting such a great fall recipe!

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  22. I made this last night and brought it to work this morning---it was gone in no time. such a nice looking loaf and so easy too.

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  23. I made this pumpkin loaf last night and wow....it is delicious!! Thanks for posting & sharing.
    I made it in a bread pan but I can't say that I baked it the full 1 1/2 hrs.

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