Pumpkin Bread – Orange Spice Glaze

3/4 c. vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree (I used 2 c.)
2 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. orange juice
3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 1/2 c. chopped nuts

GLAZE:
1 c. confectioners’ sugar
1/3 c. orange juice
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

In large mixing bowl cream together oil, eggs, pumpkin and sugar. Stir in orange juice. In another bowl sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Combine with pumpkin mixture and mix. Fold in one cup of the nuts. Spoon batter into two greased 8-inch by 4-inch loaf pans Sprinkle remaining nuts on top. (I put all the nuts in the batter, none on top.) Bake in 350° for 50-60 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks. Combine all glaze ingredients. Drizzle over bread while bread is still warm, not hot.

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