Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Cranberry-Walnut Pumpkin Bread

2 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar

2 large eggs

1 cup canned pure pumpkin

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup buttermilk (thick)

1 cup dried sweetened cranberries

1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 9 1/4x5 1/4x3-inch loaf pan. Line bottom and 2 long sides with waxed paper. Whisk flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until blended. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in pumpkin, then vanilla. Beat in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions each. Fold in cranberries and nuts. Transfer batter to pan. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.

Bake bread until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Cool bread in pan on rack 15 minutes. Cut around bread at short ends to loosen from pan. Turn bread out onto rack; peel off waxed paper. Cool bread completely. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Wrap and store at room temperature.)

This is also nice in a bundt cake pan, bake for one hour or until done.


SharDon Exclusives said...

I can not figure out how to save this recipe so I used my point and shoot Fuji and hope it comes out. My hubby would love it! Thank you for sharing this fall goody.

Diane said...

This sounds yummy, Margaret. I'm going to make it on some cool fall day when it will make the whole house smell wonderful. Your photo is so beautiful, I love the colors.

Andrea said...

Hope you are enjoying a blessed week.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Margaret,

Thanks for this delicious Fall inspired recipe. Although it's officially Fall it was a disgusting 108 degrees here today!

I'm so looking forward to the cool crisp air that will make me want to turn on the oven and bake.

Hugs to you sweets!

Heleen said...

Seems like a good recipe! Love your autummn decoration!

Lori said...

sounds so yummy Margaret...i love pumpkin, but not in a this will be perfect for thanksgiving

Mayflower said...

Hello dear Margaret, the recipe of the cranberry-walnut pumpkinbread looks delicious, I could not yet, only pumpkinsoup.
The autumn arrangement on the photo looks beautiful.
Bon appetit and warmly greetings from Mea

Mumzie said...

Yummm...this recipe looks very good. I will try to make it today. I hope I have some dried cranberries left. Thanks for sharing. Mumzie

Julie said...

Hi Margaret,
I love this recipe!!! Thank you for sharing. I am going to make an a temp to make the bread below also. I all loves so DELICIOUS!
I love the centerpiece !!!!

Charlene said...

YUM! It's finally getting cool enough here we can turn on the ovens without spinning the eletric meter off the wall (for the A/C pumping cool against the heat of the oven & the oven outside) I've never added walnuts or cranberries to this. Great idea of a spin off of Grandmother's receipe.

Ima Weed said...

I like all things pumpkin, thank you for this recipe.

LiLi M. said...

Mmm sounds delicious. I wanted to have more recipes with pumpkin than the pumpkin soup. I don't think that canned pumpkin is available over here. Will fresh pumpkin do, what do you think? After all it's the season!

The White Bench said...

Mmm, I'll give it a try! Your Fall arrangement is exquisite!!!!!!!!

BELDECOR by Bine said...

Hello Margaret,
thanks for your lovley comment on my blog...
Mmmhhh, the recipe for your bread sounds verry delicious, i hope i have the time to try it...
Have a great autumn weekend
Hugs Bine

blushing rose said...

oh, that sounds yummy & this weekend is going to bring a chill so I'll have to put this little wonderful recipe into our oven. TY for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend. TTFN~ Marydon

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Margaret,

The bread sounds very delicious and I would love to give it a try.
thank you for the recipe.
also like your post on dyeing buttons, I would never have thought of that.

Many thanks for your kind and comforting words to me.


Jientje said...

I'm printing the recipe right now. Looks delicious!! Have a great weekend Margaret!

Denise said...

I have not baked anything in a long time but I think I might try this one.... Thanks for sharing....

Pretty Things said...

What an amazingly lovely arrangement of pumpkins! WOW!

(And yum, baked goodies. Pass the plate!)

texasdaisey said...

Oh yum! I absolutely love pumpkin bread and yours with the twist sounds great. I am definitely going to try this.

Anonymous said...

I have had the same feelings about family that you discussed. There is only my brother and myself left in my family so I don't have trouble keeping up with siblings. I only see my cousins at funerals and weddings and same with my husband, since he has a big family. I love the sound of the recipe and love cranberries, think I'll give it a try.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Yummy! This would make nice gifts.
bunny hugs,

Pearl said...

That's the prettiest table display for fall that I have seen yet. Very unique. I enjoyed your blog, thanks. Stop by for a visit, Pearl