Pumpkin Ribbon Bread

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 12 to 15 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 90 mins

Pumpkin bread is a hearty snack or fall dessert made even better with the addition of pecans and cream cheese.


2 packages (3-ounce) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 egg
2 teaspoons grated orange peel (optional)
Pumpkin batter:
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Heat oven to 325F.
  2. For filling, beat together cream cheese, sugar, and flour in a medium bowl. Add egg; mix well. Stir in orange peel, if desired; set aside.
  3. For pumpkin batter, combine pumpkin, oil, and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in sugar, salt, cloves, and cinnamon; mix well. Stir in flour and baking soda; blend in pecans. Pour half of batter into a greased and floured 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Carefully spread cream cheese mixture over batter. Add remaining batter, spreading to cover filling. Bake 1 1/2 hours or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; transfer bread to wire rack and cool completely.

Recipe by Karen Levin.



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