You are here: Home » Recipes » Pumpkin Ribbon Bread 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. PrintEmail Ingredients Filling:2 packages (3-ounce) cream cheese, softened1/3 cup sugar1 tablespoon all-purpose flour1 egg2 teaspoons grated orange peel (optional)Pumpkin batter:1 cup canned pumpkin1/2 cup vegetable oil2 eggs1 1/2 cups sugar1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 cup chopped pecans Instructions Heat oven to 325F. 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. 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.