Spiced Pumpkin Bread with Orange Cream Cheese

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1 Egg
1 c Solid pack pumpkin
1 ts Milk; up to double
1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
1/2 c Dried currants
1/3 c Butter or margarine
1/4 ts Baking Powder
1 1/4 c Sugar
1 3/4 c All-purpose flour
3 tb Sugar
1/2 ts Baking soda
Orange Cream Cheese
1 8-oz pk cream cheese
1 ts Pumpkin pie spice
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 c Pecans; chopped
2 ts Vanilla extract
1 ts Orange Peel; Grated

Original recipe makes 16



Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light; add pumpkin and egg, mixing well. In a medium bowl, combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and baking powder; gradually add to butter mixture, mixing until well blended. Stir in currants and pecans. Pour batter into a greased 8x4-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350? F for 1 to 1 1/4 hours our until a wooden toothpic inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Serve with Orange Cream Cheese. To make Orange Cream Cheese: In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except milk. Stir until smooth. Stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons milk to make spreading consistency. For holiday gift giving, place wrapped bread in a decorative basket along with a container of Orange Cream Cheese. NOTES : Formatted by C. Walden (and very nicely done, too!) cranew@foothill.net Recipe by: Spice Islands Recipe Leaflet Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #830 by Crane Walden on Oct 7, 1997

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