Monday, October 28, 2013

Pumpkin Cheese MMMmmm Monday

This is one of my favorite fall treats to make. I just have one big problem with it....The name. The recipe comes from my mom. Not sure where she got it, but it is the perfect fall goodie to give away or snarf up yourself.
It's called Pumpkin Cheese Loaf.... I know, right? Terrible name. I think for the sake of saying it over and over I will now call it "Pumpkin Cheese Bread"
 This recipe does have several steps, but it is very simple to make.
Pumpkin Cheese Bread
3 1/3 cups Flour
4 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
2 2/3 cup Sugar
2/3 cup Oil
4 Eggs
1 lb can Pumpkin
2/3 cup Water
Cream Cheese Filling:
8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
6 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Topping Mix: (I double this)
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp. Flour
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 Tbsp. Butter
Sift flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda, powder and salt. Set aside. Beat together sugar & oil until light. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat in pumpkin. Add dry ingredients alternating with water to sugar. Mix until all is well blended.
Grease 2 large loaf pans. Spoon 1/4 of batter in each pan. Spoon layer of cream cheese filling over each. Sprinkle with 1/4 of topping mix in each pan. Add rest of pumpkin batter. Finish with the rest of the topping.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until tester is clean. 
TOPPING MIX: Mix dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles corn meal. Set aside.  CREAM CHEESE FILLING: Mix cream cheese until smooth & creamy. Add egg & vanilla and beat well.

As you can see from the picture below, I didn't divide it as well as I should of so the filling is up a little high, but it still tastes just as great!

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