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Amish Pumpkin Bread


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  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract



Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a loaf pan.

2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt & spices.

3. In a separate bowl, cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla together before adding eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Stir in pumpkin.

4. Add dry ingredients, alternating w/ water, beating just until smooth. DO NOT overbeat.

5. Put batter in pan. Bake in preheated oven at 350°F for 45-55 minutes or until done.

6. Turn bread on wire rack & allow to cool before storing it in an air tight container. Slice and serve w/ butter.

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