Pumpkin Swirl Bread

This combination of pumpkin, nuts and dates makes a flavorful bread with a beautiful golden look. The surprise inside—a rich creamy swirl— is almost like a luscious layer of cheesecake in each slice.
Photo by Debbie R.
Adapted from tasteofhome.com

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

80

minutes

SERVINGS

48

Servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

80

minutes

SERVINGS

48

servings

Adapted from tasteofhome.com

Ingredients

  • FILLING:

  • 2

    packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

  • 1/4

    cup sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1

    tablespoon milk

  • BREAD:

  • 3

    cups sugar

  • 1

    can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin

  • 4

    eggs

  • 1

    cup canola oil

  • 1

    cup water

  • 4

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 4

    teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

  • 2

    teaspoons baking soda

  • 1-1/2

    teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1

    teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2

    teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1

    cup chopped walnuts

  • 1

    cup raisins

  • 1/2

    cup chopped dates

  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • 1

    cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1/4

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 to 3

    tablespoons 2% milk

  • Additional chopped walnuts

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour three 8x4-in. loaf pans. In a small bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth. 2. In a large bowl, beat sugar, pumpkin, eggs, oil and water until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, pie spice, soda, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture. Stir in walnuts, raisins and dates. 3. Pour half of the batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly. Spoon filling over batter. Cover filling completely with remaining batter. 4. Bake 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in bread portion comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Wrap in foil; refrigerate until serving. 5. Just before serving, if desired, in a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough milk to reach a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over bread; sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 3 loaves (16 slices each).

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