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Pumpkin Nut Bread

A great family baking recipe for Thanksgiving!  All ages can help with the shaping.  Makes two loaves - one for you and one to share!


Step-by-Step Instructions



In a large bowl, combine 1½ cups flour, brown sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt. Heat milk and butter until very warm (120°F to 130°F); stir into dry ingredients. 

Beatfor 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in pumpkin, eggs, and 1 cup flour. Beat for 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in nuts, pumpkin pie spice, and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.



Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest for 10 minutes. 



Divide dough in half; roll each half to 12- x 7-inch rectangle. Roll up tightly from short end as for a jelly roll; pinch seam and ends to seal. Place, seam sides down, in two greased 8½- x 4½-inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.. 


Brush with egg white mixed with 1 Tbsp. water. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove from pans and cool on a wire rack. Drizzle with Powdered Sugar Glaze, if desired. 

For pumpkin-shaped loaves:



Divide dough in half; set aside a 1-inch square from each. Roll each half to a 10- x 11-inch oval. With the side of a wooden spoon, make four symmetrical, curved creases from top to bottom of oval to resemble a pumpkin. Place 1-inch square on top of pumpkin as stem. 

Powdered Sugar Glaze:
In a small bowl, combine 1 cup powdered sugar (sifted) and 1 to 3 tablespoons milk. Stir until smooth. 


Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Servings: 2 loaves


4½ to 4¾ cups all-purpose flour 

1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 

2 packages Rapid Rise Yeast 

1½ tsp. salt 

½ cup evaporated milk 

¼ cup butter or margarine 

1 cup canned pumpkin 

 2 large eggs 

 2/3 cup finely chopped pecans or 
walnuts, toasted 

1½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice 

1 egg white 

1 Tbsp. water




Recipe provided by Fleischmann's Yeast, a member of
the Home Baking Association