Recipes and Cooking Bourbon Pumpkin Bread with Spice Swirl Be the first to rate & review! This delicious pumpkin bread has a yummy surprise inside. Don't forget to drizzle this easy pumpkin recipe with bourbon icing! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on November 19, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 1 hrs 5 mins Cool Time: 10 mins Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 32 Yield: 2 loaves (32 slices) Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 ⅔ cup sugar 1 cup finely chopped pecans 2 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 3 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon baking soda 1 ½ teaspoon salt 1 15 ounce can pumpkin 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil ⅓ cup water ¼ cup bourbon or water 1 recipe Bourbon Icing (optional) Bourbon Icing 1 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon bourbon 2 teaspoon milk Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms and 1/2 inch up sides of two 9x5-inch loaf pans. In a small bowl combine 2/3 cup of the sugar, pecans, and 1 1/2 tsp. of the pumpkin pie spice. In an extra-large bowl stir together flour, baking soda, salt, and remaining 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice. Make a well in center of mixture. In a large bowl combine remaining 3 cups sugar, pumpkin, eggs, oil, the water, and bourbon. Add all at once to flour mixture. Stir until combined. Spread half of the batter in prepared pans. Sprinkle with half of the nut mixture. Repeat with remaining batter and nut mixture. Bake 65 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean, covering loosely with foil the last 15 to 20 minutes if needed to prevent overbrowning. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans;* cool completely on wire racks. Wrap and store overnight. If desired, drizzle with Bourbon Icing before serving. Bourbon Icing In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, 1bourbon, and enough milk to drizzling consistency. *Tip To remove bread from pan, loosen sides with a narrow metal spatula. Using hot pads, place a small baking sheet on top of bread and invert; remove pan. Invert a cooling rack over bread and invert again so top of bread is up. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 238 Calories 10g Fat 35g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 32 Calories 238 % Daily Value * Total Fat 10g 13% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 23mg 8% Sodium 198mg 9% Total Carbohydrate 35g 13% Total Sugars 24g Protein 3g Vitamin C 0.6mg 3% Calcium 13mg 1% Iron 1mg 6% Potassium 65mg 1% Folate, total 29.1mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.