An hour later, two perfect loaves of pumpkin bread hot and just out of the oven. My tried and true recipe is from the cookbook Cooking Down East by Marjorie Standish. There are times I have added diced apple, raisins or chocolate chips to this recipe however, my personal favorite is fresh cranberries. For now I need to remain patient and wait for cranberries to hit the produce section. The above loaves are perfect with a slab of cream cheese and a glass of cold apple cider.... A perfect afternoon snack to officially welcome Autumn.