Pumpkin Beer Bread with Maple Spice Crème Fraîche

This is not the sticky-sweet pumpkin bread that doubles as dessert, it’s subtle and serious with an extra layer of pumpkin flavor from the beer.
By Brittany Everett
Pumpkin Beer Bread with Maple Spice Crème Fraîche

Pumpkin Beer Bread with Maple Spice Crème Fraîche
 
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This is not the sticky-sweet pumpkin bread that doubles as dessert, it's subtle and serious with an extra layer of pumpkin flavor from the beer.
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Recipe Type: Baking
Serves: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • ½ cup pumpkin beer
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed pumpkin (canned or roasted and mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup pecans, pulverized
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • ? teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup Maple Spice Crème Fraîche
Maple Spice Creme Fraiche
  • 1 cup crème fraîche
  • 1½ tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • ¼ teaspoon clove, ground
Instructions
  1. Pour the beer into a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and let cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Cream the butter and the sugar together using an electric mixer.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until fully incorporated. Add the pumpkin, baking soda, salt, flour, nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and beer and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Use a spatula to transfer the mixture to a greased loaf pan.
  6. Place in the oven and bake until a long toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Maple Spice Creme Fraiche
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together until they are completely incorporated. Chill or serve at room temperature.
Brittany Everett

Brittany Everett

A graphic designer by day, Brittany enjoys cooking, eating, photographing and discussing food with every other waking moment. She created Kitchenette, a food blog dedicated to making delicious comfort foods from scratch and with love.

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