*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
               Spiced Pumpkin Bread With Orange Cream Cheese
 
 Recipe By     : Lisa-Fabfood
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    :
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/3  cup           butter or margarine -- softened (2/3
                         -- stick)
    1 1/4  cups          sugar
    1      cup           solid pack pumpkin
    1                    egg
    1 3/4  cups          all-purpose flour
    1      teaspoon      ground cinnamon
      1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/4  teaspoon      baking powder
      1/4  teaspoon      ground ginger
      1/8  teaspoon      ground allspice
      1/2  cup           dried currants
      1/2  cup           chopped pecans
                         orange cream cheese -- (recipe follows)
 
 Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light; add pumpkin and
 egg,
 mixing well. In medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt,
 baking powder, ginger and allspice; gradually add to butter mixture, mixing
 until well blended. Stir in currants and pecans. Pour batter into greased 8
 x
 4-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350øF for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until wooden pick
 inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes.
 Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Serve with Orange Cream
 Cheese.
 Orange cream cheese: In medium bowl, combine 1 package cream cheese,
 softened,
 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract and 1 teaspoon freshly
 grated orange peel; stir until smooth. Stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons milk to make
 spreading consistency. Hint: For holiday gift giving, place wrapped bread in
 a
 decorative basket along with a container of Orange Cream Cheese.
 
 Posted to Fabfood By Lisa List-Owner <MeLizaJane@aol.com> May 1998
 
 
 
 
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