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Pumpkin Ribbon Loaf
A very tasty holiday treat is the traditional pumpkin loaf. Easy to fix and pleases all guests.
6 oz. cream cheese
1/3 c. sugar
1 tbsp. flour
2 tsp. grated orange rind
1 c. cooked pumpkin
1/2 c. oil
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 2/3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. chopped pecans
Heat oven to 325 degrees.
For filling, beat together cream cheese, sugar, and flour in a medium bowl.
egg; mix well. Stir in orange peel, if desired; set aside.
For pumpkin batter, combine pumpkin, oil, and eggs in a large bowl.
Stir in sugar, salt, cloves, and cinnamon; mix well.
Stir in flour and baking soda; blend in pecans.
Pour half of batter into a greased and floured 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
Carefully spread cream cheese mixture over batter.
Add remaining batter, spreading to cover filling.
Bake 1-1/2 hours or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; transfer bread to wire rack and cool completely.
12 to 15 servings.