Pumpkin-Cranberry Pecan Bread with Tipsy Whipped Cream

Celebrate the Season - Fall Baking Recipe Magazine Contest 2010 shared by Charlene Chambers from Ormond Beach, FL

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Bread

1/2
cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup packed light brown sugar
2
eggs
1 1/4
cups canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
3/4
cup milk
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
3/4
teaspoon baking soda
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground allspice
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1
cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries

Topping (optional)

1
cup heavy whipping cream
1
tablespoon Grand Marnier or orange juice
1
tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 9x5-inch loaf pan with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Mix in eggs, pumpkin and milk. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices until blended. Stir in pecans and cranberries. Spoon batter into pan.
  • 3 Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (crack on top surface should look dry). Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • 4 In chilled large deep bowl, beat topping ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until mixture begins to thicken. Gradually increase speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form. Slice bread; serve with a dollop of topping.

Expert Tips

"Just the best fall and holiday sweet bread around! You will love this creation of everything good-tasting about the season and you can enjoy it year-round. Makes a wonderful holiday gift for family and friends alike." Charlene Chambers

To toast pecans, heat oven to 325°F. Spread pecans in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
19g
19%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.