Saturday, September 21, 2013

Harvest Pumpkin Ale Bread

Harvest Pumpkin Ale Bread

Happy Saturday!  Today I am entering this recipe in the SPIKED Recipe Challenge - this month's ingredient was a fall beer.  My head was spinning from the different choices but I decided on Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale. The SPIKED challenges are fun and sponsored by Julie@This Gal Cooks and Carrie from Frugal Foodie Mama.  Be sure to stop by one of their places to see all the entries!

Right after I took this picture, the DIY Guy and I had those 2 slices.  The bread was fantastic - really moist and great taste - really couldn't taste the beer  - the pumpkin flavor was just right!

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Harvest Pumpkin Ale Bread

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients (1 9-inch loaf)
  • 7 oz. pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 oz Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale Beer
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbl pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Powered sugar for dusting
1. Preheat oven to 350 then lightly grease a 9" loaf pan
2. Combine pumpkin, 1/3 c sugar, beer, and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice in a medium bowl and set aside
3.Beat together the 1 1/2 cups sugar and oil on medium speed to combine well. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.
4. Add one cup of the pumpkin mixture and mix on medium-low speed for 5 minutes until it is light and fluffy. (yes, you will have extra pumpkin)
5. In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients then add to the liquid mixture - use low speed for about one minute on mixer.
6. Pour in the prepared pan and bake for one hour. Use a toothpick to test - no batter should stick on it.
7. Cool on rack for 10 minutes then remove from pan.
8. When completely cool, dust with powdered sugar.
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  1. Ale + pumpkin sounds like a fabulous combo that I'm dying to try! This bread looks so great ;-)

  2. Ooooooo.... I love this, Deb! And I really like that you did a sweet twist on this since beer breads are usually savory. ;)
    Thank you for entering the Spiked! Fall Beers Recipe Challenge and good luck!!

  3. Deb, I love pumpkin and this sounds yummy! I'll just bet the Blue Moon ale is perfect in this! Thanks for sharing and pinning - have a great Sunday!

  4. This bread looks amazing and pumpkin ale is always a good thing in my book. A slice of this would be heavenly with a cup of coffee. Thanks for the recipe. Pinning! :)

  5. Hi!
    I'm hopping around checking out all the competition and I'm loving your recipe. This looks really delicious! I pinned it for later.
    Good luck!


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