Cream Cheese-Pumpkin Bread

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Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Bake: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Ingredients

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups canned unsweetened pumpkin
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
4 large eggs

Preparation

Stir together 3 1/2 cups flour, sugar, and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together pumpkin and next 3 ingredients; add to flour mixture, whisking just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon 3 cups of batter into each of 2 greased and floured 9- x 5-inch loaf pans. Spoon Cream Cheese Filling evenly over batter. Spoon remaining batter evenly over Cream Cheese Filling.

Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of bread comes out clean. Let cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack.

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Lori Trumbo, Centralia, Illinois,

November 2005