Thursday, November 4, 2010

Warm Pumpkin Bread with a side of creamy cheesecake sauce

My house still smells wonderful after baking several loaves of my Pumpkin Bread.   I made up a quick Cheesecake Sauce and with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top this dessert is complete.   Did I say dessert?   How about for a snack, breakfast... we eat it all throughout the day!   Enjoy!

Warm Pumpkin Bread

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 C water
  • 2 C brown sugar
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 tn ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 t ground cloves
  • 1/4 t ground ginger
  • 1 C chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Directions:   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans. 
In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water,sugars and vanilla until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended.   Add chopped nuts if desired.   Pour into the prepared pans. 
Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cheesecake Sauce
  • 1 pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 4 T half and half
Directions:   In a bowl cream the cream cheese with the powdered sugar.   Add vanilla, mix then add the half and half, a tablespoon at a time until you have a creamy sauce consistency.   Add a dollop to your warm pumpkin bread and dust with cinnamon.


The Mayor said...

Looks delicious and I'm all about anything pumpkin (except in my latte- sorry starbucks).

We just moved to Austin from Michigan and I'm sorely missing apple orchard trips with cider & donuts.

Smelling the house up with pumpkin bread might alleviate that.

Evan Thomas said...

That sauce sounds delicious!

Torviewtoronto said...

looks delicious

~Lisa~ said...

Stacy this bread sounds so inviting. And the creamy cheesecake sauce sounds like the perfect topping.

Southerncook said...

Love a good pumpkin bread. It sounds delicious.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Becky said...

I'm going to be making pumpkin bread today, so I'm looking forward to the wonderful smells coming from my kitchen. It's perfect baking day here in Chicago, cold and gloomy!

Signing Out said...

Looks and sounds yummy!


Stacey Rider said...

@The Mayor - welcome to AUSTIN! Hope you and your family will fall in love with this great city. Stop by on Sunday for my Cranberry demo and tasting at Faraday's Kitchen Store in Lakeway!

San Jose mom's night out said...

Yesterday I tried this one and it came out well for me. It was delicious too. Thanks for posting it.

Unknown said...

Cheesecake sauce??? Seriously? I don't even remember what the rest of the post was about. I feel like Homer Simpson with beer. MMMMM cheesecake sauce. drool.