Desserts

Pumpkin Ribbon Bread

This Pumpkin Ribbon Bread is a MUST-TRY for all you pumpkin lovers out there. I love this time of year when the weather starts to cool down and the leaves begin to fall and change colours. What I think I love the most, however, is that it’s pumpkin season. Give me alllllll the pumpkins, please!

Pumpkin Ribbon Bread - Moist, delicious and packed full of pumpkin flavour. You'll love the decadent and creamy cheesecake filling inside every slice.

Pumpkin Ribbon Bread

It looks like a regular loaf of bread. That is, until you cut the first slice. Inside you’ll discover a lusciously sweet and creamy cheesecake filling with just the slightest hint of orange flavour. It takes a good hour and a half to bake, but it’s well worth the wait. You don’t even need to slather any toppings on this bread.

Pumpkin Ribbon Bread - Moist, delicious and packed full of pumpkin flavour. You'll love the decadent and creamy cheesecake filling inside every slice.

Dessert or snack….you decide. I’ll take a slice with my morning coffee, thank you very much.

Pumpkin Ribbon Bread - Moist, delicious and packed full of pumpkin flavour. You'll love the decadent and creamy cheesecake filling inside every slice.

This recipe makes two generous sized loaves so you can pop one in the freezer to save for later or give a loaf to family or friends. Or just keep it for yourself. That’s what I did! I didn’t want to share this deliciousness.

Pumpkin Ribbon Bread - Moist, delicious and packed full of pumpkin flavour. You'll love the decadent and creamy cheesecake filling inside every slice.

You’ll want to store the loaves in your fridge to keep them fresh. My youngest daughter, who is notoriously picky, even enjoyed a slice. Surprise, surprise.

Pumpkin Ribbon Bread - Moist, delicious and packed full of pumpkin flavour. You'll love the decadent and creamy cheesecake filling inside every slice.

For more yummy pumpkin desserts, try my White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes and Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies. You might also like this Zucchini Bread and Pineapple Cheese Bread.

What pumpkin recipes are you baking these days?

Pumpkin Ribbon Bread - Moist, delicious and packed full of pumpkin flavour. You'll love the decadent and creamy cheesecake filling inside every slice.

Yield: 2 loaves

Pumpkin Ribbon Bread

Moist, delicious and packed full of pumpkin flavour. You’ll love the decadent and creamy cheesecake filling inside every slice.

Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 1 250g package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp grated orange peel

Bread:

  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp cloves
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda

Directions:

For Filling:

  1. Beat together cream cheese, sugar and flour. Add egg and stir to combine. Stir in orange peel. Set aside.

For Bread:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. In large bowl, stir together pumpkin, oil and eggs. Add in sugar, salt, cloves, cinnamon, flour and baking soda. Stir.
  3. Pour 1/2 the batter into two greased and floured loaf pans. Spread cream cheese mixture over batter in pans. Add remaining batter to cover filling.
  4. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 to 15 minutes before removing from the pan. Store in fridge.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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