Ribbon Pumpkin Bread

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

This recipe originally from a Taste of Home Magazine, but I made a few changes over the last few years. It is a wonderfully moist bread and little ones in the family can't figure out how "that white stuff got in the middle"!

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  1. In a small bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, and flour together, add egg and orange zest, mix to blend and set aside.
  2. In large bowl, mix pumpkin, oil and eggs.
  3. Add sugar, flour, soda, salt, spices and nuts, if using, stir just till blended.
  4. Pour half this mixture into 2 greased and floured 7 1/2"x 3 1/2" loaf pans.
  5. Spread half the filling mixture over batter in each pan, add remaining batter to cover the filling layer.
  6. Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees, till loaves test done with pick.
  7. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans.