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Pumpkin-Apple Bread

Marybeth Feutz
This Pumpkin-Apple Bread has all the fun flavors of fall, and the icing gives it a perfect hint of sweetness. Eat it like bread or like cake and enjoy!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 -14 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin

For the icing:


  • In an electric mixer, using the regular attachment, beat sugar, brown sugar, oil, and melted butter on medium speed until creamy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing to combine before adding the next egg.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and spices.
  • Add 1/2 of the flour mixture to the sugar mixture in the electric mixer. Mix on low until flour is incorporated.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and the rest of the flour mixture. Mix well on low speed until flour is incorporated.
  • Add 1/2 cup apple cider and pumpkin. Mix well.
  • Pour batter into 2 greased 9x5 loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes, until <g class="gr_ gr_83 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" id="83" data-gr-id="83">toothpick</g> inserted in center of bread comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pans for 5-10 minutes, then turn out on wire racks to cool completely.

For the icing:

  • In a bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and 2 Tablespoons milk. Mix together with a spoon.
  • Add more milk, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Drizzle icing over warm or cooled bread. Serve immediately. (Icing will absorb into bread over time.)
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