Pumpkin Bread with Pecan and Ginger Snap Crust

pumpkinbreadThis is a recipe from my Grandma Ronnie’s cookbook.  Her sister, whom we called, Aunt Marj, was a phenomenal bread baker.  I modified her recipe slightly by adding the pecan and ginger snap crust— OMG.  Pumpkin Heaven.  Slather a little salted butter on that hot bread—- LIGHTS OUT.  I made it for my segment on The Weather Channel this morning and the crew completely devoured it!  Sign of a successful recipe if all you have are crumbs to clean up!

Pumpkin Bread with Pecan and Ginger Snap Crust


    For the bread
  • 2/3 cup butter softened
  • 2 2/3 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (15oz) can pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • For the crust
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup ginger snap cookies pulsed in the food processor
  • 2 Tb brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 (9x5x3 inch) loaf pans.
  2. In a standing mixer, cream butter, sugar, eggs, pumpkin and water.
  3. Sift and blend into wet mixture: flour, baking soda, baking powder, slat, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger.
  4. For the crust: Melt stick of butter in sauce pan and combine pecans, ginger snaps, brown sugar and cayenne. Set aside.
  5. Pour into pans and bake for 30 minutes. Take out of oven and scoop crust ingredients onto top of each loaf. Continue baking for another 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.




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7 thoughts on “Pumpkin Bread with Pecan and Ginger Snap Crust

  1. Cindy Austin

    I made this pumpkin bread recipe:IT IS ABSOLUTELY TO DIE FOR YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!Thank-you for your recipes..found this quite by accident&couldn`t be happier!Can`t wait to try the pumpkin martinis&more! BTW I mailed my mother -in-law a loaf of the pumpkin bread..She Loves it too..an all-time family favorite already!we are all pumpkin fanatics here!

    1. Parker Post author

      Hi Cindy! So thrilled you love the pumpkin bread! It’s one of my favorites of all time! Let me know what you think of the pumpkin martini ( :

    1. Parker Post author

      Thanks, Michael! I love to feed people, so it makes me really happy to get that kind of reaction, LOL! Happy cooking!!

  2. Sujatha

    It’s something that none of us in the house have tried it’ll be a nice ereixempnt to see if we can introduce it to my Autistic son!! (Great to get him to help make it too!!) Thanks again!! Xx


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