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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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~ Pumpkin Bread ~
with Cream Cheese Filling


~Filling~
1--8 oz pkg cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 T all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1 T finely grated orange peel

~Bread~
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground cloves
1/4 t ginger
1/4 t nutmeg
1 cup pumpkin puree, canned
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional

Preheat oven to 325F.
Lightly grease two 8x4x3 inch loaf pans. In a
medium mixing bowl, combine ingredients for
filling; beat until smooth and creamy. Set
aside. Into another bowl, sift 1 2/3 cup flour
baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger,
and nutmeg; set aside. Put pumpkin puree,
vegetable oil, 2 eggs and 1 1/2 cup sugar
in a large mixing bowl; beat well. Stir the
pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture just
until combined. Fold in the pecans or walnuts,
if using. Pour half of the pumpkin bread batter
evenly into the two prepared loaf pans. Spoon
cream cheese mixture on top of pumpkin batter
layer and then pour on the remaining pumpkin
batter. Bake for 60 - 70 minutes, or until a
toothpick inserted into center of the loaf
comes out clean. Cool bread in pans for 10
minutes; remove to a rack to cool completely.
Makes 2 loaves

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Great gift for a coworker. Place wrapped
loaf in a gift basket that is fabric lined.
Add a package of coffee beans and a pair of
coffee mugs. Tie with a raffia bow.
Add gift card.


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