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Pumpkin Gingerbread

Makes: 9 servings
Prep 35 mins Bake 350°F 50 mins
Pumpkin Gingerbread
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup  sugar
  • 2/3  cup  butter
  • 3/4  cup  chopped pecans
  • 3/4  cup  buttermilk (or sour milk)*
  • 1/2  cup  molasses
  • 1/2  cup  canned pumpkin
  • 1  egg
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  ground ginger
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cloves
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  recipe  Caramel Sauce, recipe below (optional)
  •  Vanilla ice cream (optional)
  •  Chopped pecans (optional)
Directions

1. In a large bowl combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the 3/4 cup pecans. Press 1-1/4 cups of the crumb mixture into bottom of an ungreased 2-quart square baking dish. To remaining crumb mixture, add buttermilk, molasses, pumpkin, egg, ginger, soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; mix well. Pour over crumb mixture in baking dish. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 50 minutes or until center tests done. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm with Caramel Sauce, if desired. Top with ice cream and additional pecans, if desired. Makes 9 servings.

From the Test Kitchen*Note:
  • To make sour milk, place 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 3/4 cup total liquid; stir. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.
Dietary exchanges:
  • 2 starch, 1 fruit, 4 fat.
Caramel Sauce
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  butter
  • 1 1/4  cups  packed brown sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/2  cup  whipping cream
Directions

1. In a saucepan, melt butter; stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Cook and stir until boiling. Stir in whipping cream; return to boiling. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (Pumpkin Gingerbread)
  • Servings Per Recipe 9,
  • cal. (kcal) 394,
  • Fat, total (g) 21,
  • chol. (mg) 61,
  • sat. fat (g) 9,
  • carb. (g) 49,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • sodium (mg) 370,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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