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Friday, November 16, 2012

Feature Fridays: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

I love the smell of nutmeg and cinnamon and I wanted to pair those flavors with pumpkin for the fall. I found a Pumpkin Bread Recipe on that I thought would be perfect for the task at hand. I have adapted that recipe into my own.

This Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread is the perfect bread for a fall day along with a cup of hot cocoa or even paired with a Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino. This bread would be great as a Thanksgiving dessert with a bowl of vanilla ice cream. The cream cheese swirled on top gives the top of the bread some visual interest, while the cream cheese in the middle gives it an element of surprise.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

Adapted from

Yields 2 loafs

Cream Cheese Filling Ingredients

1 egg (room temperature)

1/3 cup sugar

8 ounces (1/2 pound) Philadelphia Cream Cheese


Cream Cheese Filling Recipe Instructions

1. With hand mixer smooth cream cheese

2. Add sugar and egg



Pumpkin Bread Ingredients

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 cups sugar

4 eggs (room temperature)

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 - 15 ounce can (1 3/4 cups) pure pumpkin purée

1/2 cup orange juice

1 cup unsalted butter (melted)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract



Pumpkin Bread Recipe Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 2 loaf pans with non-stick spray

2. In a large bowl, combine baking soda, baking powder, salt, spices, and flour and whisk together.

3. In another large bowl, whisk the eggs (lightly beaten). Add the sugar and melted butter.

4. Whisk in the pure pumpkin puree, water, and vanilla extract.

5. Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture and stir until all ingredients are combined.

6. Pour half of the pumpkin batter into loaf pans.

7. Top batter with cream cheese filling. (Save a little)

8. Pour other half of batter into the loaf pans. Put remaining cream cheese filling on top swirling it with a toothpick.

9. Bake loafs at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

I hope that you enjoy this recipe and make it a fall tradition in your home. In the picture above you can see the cream cheese swirled into the top. Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone and a blessed weekend.
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