Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Ribbon Bread with dried cranberries and walnuts

I've been doing some fall baking lately and since it is a pumpkin season, I had to make a my very favorite Pumpkin Ribbon Bread with dried cranberries and walnuts. It is a very easy and quick recipe that produces amazing results. The bread is very moist and delicious. The cream cheese and cranberries provide a little tang to balance the sweetness of the pumpkin...very yummy.


6 oz of softened cream cheese
1/3 cup of sugar
1 TBSP of flour
1 egg
2 tsp. of grated orange peel

Beat cream cheese, sugar and flour in a bowl. Add egg and orange peel and mix together. Set aside.


1 cup of canned pumpkin
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of cloves
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 2/3 cup of flour
1 tsp of baking soda
1 cup of chopped walnuts
1 cup of dried cranberries

Prepare two medium loaf pans by spraying it with non stick spray. Combine pumpkin, oil and eggs in a bowl. Add sugar, spices, flour and baking soda. Mix till combine. Add walnuts and cranberries. Mix to blend. Pour 1/4 of the bread batter into each loaf pan. Carefully add cream cheese batter and follow it with the reminder of the bread batter. Bake @ 325'F for 1 1/2 hours or until the tooth pick comes out clean.



  1. This looks delicious! I love pumpkin, and cranberries always add such great dimension =D.

  2. I've never seen a cream cheese ribbon in pumpkin bread before. Great idea! It looks super moist and delicious!

  3. LOVE the idea of the cream cheese in the middle of this! My mouth is watering at the thought of this delicious sounding bread. Great pix makes me want to take a huge bite!

  4. Here goes more junk in my trunk!!! That is too good to pass up! TY for sharing.

    Have a wonderful, warm week. TTFN ~ Marydon

  5. That is gorgeous bread with so many goodies!

  6. That looks so good...pumpkin and cream cheese; you can't go wrong! Perfect for fall:)

  7. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it!