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Yummy Pumpkin Date Bread

Ingredients:

  • Part #1
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 2/3 cup dark raisins
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Part#2
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

Instructions:

In a medium bowl, mix together ingredients for part 1. Set aside. In a large bowl combine 2 cups flour, Clabber Girl Baking Powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt and sugar. Add shortinging, corn syrup and milk. Beat 2 minutes, then add eggs. Mix well. Add date mixture and mix until combined.

Pour into two greased 8x4-inch bread pans. Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon sugar (if desired) and garnish tops with pecan halves.

Bake in a preheated 350°F. oven for approximately 55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

2002 Louisiana State Fair - 1st Place Winner, Linda Durant

Submitted By:

Lind DurantPrinceton, LA