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1 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/4 c. solid pack pumpkin
3/4 c. lager beer
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs
2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
2 t. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
3/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t, nutmeg
1/8 t. cloves
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. plumped raisins

Preheat oven 350° and grease and flour a (9x5 inch) loaf pan or 4 mini-loaves. Whisk the first 5 ingredients. Mix next 7 ingredients together in another bowl. Combine mixtures with a whisk or wooden spoon til just moistened. Fold in nuts and raisins. Pour beer bread batter into pans and bake 65 minutes or til a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool the beer bread loaves in the pan for 10 minutes, turn out onto wire rack and cool 1 hour before slicing (if using mini-pans to make the spicy pumpkin beer bread, bake 45 minutes or til toothpick comes out clean).

Spicy Pumpkin Beer Bread recipe is published in our November, 2011 Menu Minder, Issue #337.