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Harborside House Pumpkin Bread

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Yield: 2 large loaves or 3 small loaves

The sweet tang of dried fruit combines with the richness of pumpkin to create this delightful pumpkin bread. Recipe from the Harborside House in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Harborside House Pumpkin Bread
Photo/Art by Aimee Seavey

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup oil, canola or safflower
  • 1 16-ounce can pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 3-1/3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cloves
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cups dried cranberries, cherries, or raisins
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions:

Mix sugar, oil, and pumpkin by hand. Beat in eggs one at a time. Sift dry ingredients together, and mix into pumpkin mixture alternately with milk. Add cranberries and walnuts to batter. Spread into greased loaf pans. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes (check at 1 hour if using small loaf pans). Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pans.

Updated Sunday, April 21st, 2002
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6 Responses to Harborside House Pumpkin Bread

  1. Jeff and Terry Baker December 4, 2003 at 3:17 pm #

    I used fresh cranberries and pecans instead of the dried cranberries, and walnuts. This bread was easy to make and I found it to be fabulous!!

    • Patricia Soule October 15, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

      Thanks, Jeff and Terry. I was wondering how fresh cranberries would be in this recipe since I have some in the freezer. Bread sounds so yummy.

  2. Anonymous November 6, 2005 at 7:03 pm #

    I had sweetened craisins on hand and decreased the sugar to 2 cups with excellent results. A nice, moist bread that bakes well into muffins, too.

  3. Rene Klein November 25, 2005 at 9:01 am #

    This pumpkin bread departs from the typical recipe with the addition of cranberries. The cranberries really add a surprise for the tastebuds. I brought this bread as a hostess gift and the recipient asked for the recipe!

  4. Anonymous October 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    loved this bread…I am looking for the oct.1992 issue cooking in a fireplace a complete meal.please help or rerun the recipes please.thank you.

  5. darls October 16, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

    I used coconut oil and got moist results.

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