Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This has been a long time favorite recipe from Del Monte, especially good to have on hand for holiday entertaining. Extra easy too! It's been on their pumpkin can label since 1969.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together sugar and oil.
  2. Add eggs and pumpkin; mix well.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and cloves.
  4. Add to pumpkin mixture alternately with water.
  5. Mix well after each addition.
  6. Pour into well greased and floured 9 X 5-inch loaf pans.
  7. Bake at 350 °F for 1 ½ hours, until loaves test done.
  8. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from pans to cool.
Most Helpful

This is identical to the recipe given to me 20 years ago by a sweet little old lady at a house where I was working a remodeling job. It's SO good! Hers included a cup of chopped nuts (pecans for me please). A HUGE improvement I came up with was to bake this as cupcakes; it takes around 15 minutes instead of forever! They make wonderful gift-bags of goodies to give out as Christmas happies... perfect for when you want to do something nice but a bought gift isn't quite right.

lolsuz December 03, 2007

This is the perfect pumpkin bread. I baked mine in a 9X13 pan and it took about 45 minutes. I tossed in about a cup of walnuts, too. I forgot the water! It turned out fine. This was delicious topped with cream cheese frosting. Mmmmm

luvmybge October 09, 2006