My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

I am not getting into any more trouble with the "Trademark" infringement people, so right up front this is a recipe from LIBBY'S PUMPKIN. I haven't shared that story with you as yet, but I will.

You know these big companies spent a lot of money making sure they give us good and sometimes great recipes to get us to buy their products. We need to take advantage of this. I made this today while I was having my half-day jammie day. It's cold and rainy and I'm not expecting anyone to stop by, so I'm in my jammies cooking. Remember we need things in the freezer for the holidays.

This really is wonderful, and so moist.

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread
2- 9x5-inch loafs
print recipe

3 cups all-purpose flour
5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cups granulated sugar
1 (15-ounce) can Libby's Pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.

2. Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Combine, sugar, pumpkin, eggs, vegetable oil and orange juice in large mixer bowl; beaat until just blended. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in cranberries. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pans.

3. Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Cook's Note: I added the zest of one orange and about 1 cup of chopped walnuts. Not necessary but tasty.


  1. Gotta watch out for those trademark police, Beverly. ;) I've made this recipe a couple of times and it is a good one!

  2. This sounds awesome! Please tell us the trademark story. I worry about stuff like that.

  3. i have been on a pumpkin bread baking kick here too..this looks adding the cranberries....


  4. you will love the rye! there are worse things to be addicted to. at least that is what i keep telling myself!

  5. Oh gracious! My husband will love this!!!

    For those who don;t know, I'd love it too! Other than for my Gluten Intolerance issue. -pout- :-)

  6. And I just happen to have Libby's Pumpkin in the cupboard...trying this one tomorrow!

  7. ooh this sounds delish! will the pumpkin glory ever end?? I love it!


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