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Pumpkin Bread

  • 2/3 cup vegetable shortening, such as Crisco®
  • 2-2/3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 lb. cooked pumpkin puree - either canned or cooked & strained fresh pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3-1/3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup chopped nuts
  • 2/3 cup raisins
Preparation -
Cream the shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, pumpkin and water and mix well. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in the nuts & raisins. Pour the batter into 2 or 3 loaf pans, depending on size of pans. Bake at 350º for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaves comes out clean.

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