A good pumpkin recipe starts with the season of the pumpkin. I used canned pumpkin here but you can certainly use fresh. Remember though that pie pumpkins are the smaller pumpkins we all use to decorate our home. This pumpkin is less starchy and does so much better in recipes. This bread is stuffed with the goodness of dried fruit and nuts. If you are a “vanilla” type of baker this recipe is still great. Enjoy!