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Fiesta Grapefruit Bread

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Ingredients
  Red grapefruit 1 (Texas Variety)
  Shortening 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 4
  Canned pumpkin 16 Ounce (1 Can)
  Flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.
Grease loaf pans.
Coarsely grate all outer peel from the grapefruit; set aside.
Remove remaining white peel and seeds; puree whole grapefruit in blender or food processor.
Do not drain, set grapefruit aside with peel.
In a large bowl, cream shortening, sugars, and vanilla well.
Mix in eggs and pumpkin.
Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices; gradually stir into pumpkin mixture.
Fold in grapefruit puree, the peel, and pecans.
Pour into pans.
Bake for about 70 minutes, or until done.
Turn out on wire rack to cool thoroughly.
This can easily be cut in half to make one loaf or 18 muffins.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Grape
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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