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This recipe for PUMPKIN DESSERT BREAD, by , is from Mary Jo's Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mary Jo Creevy
Added: Sunday, November 2, 2008


2 c. sugar
2 c. or 1 large can 1# 14 oz. pumpkin pie mix - add
4 beaten eggs and
1-1/4 c. Mazola oil
4 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
3 t. cinnamon
2 t. vanilla
3 c. flour
1/2 c. nuts (can leave out) and use in cream cheese frosting.

Well greased floured loaf tins. Bake 1 hour 350. Cool, split layers and frost with cream cheese frosting. Makes 2 loaves

1-8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 stick margarine
1 box xx sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2-1 c. nuts




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