2/3 cup shortening (I know...don't yell at me anti-shortening people of the world!) 

2 2/3 cup sugar

4 eggs

1 15 ounce can pumpkin

2/3 cup water

3 1/3 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon cloves

2/3 cup chopped walnuts

2/3 cup raisins (I used golden raisins because they're what I had on hand)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottoms only of two 9" loaf pans. Mix shortening and sugar in a large bowl.  Add eggs, pumpkin, and water.  In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves. Gradually beat dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Gently fold in nuts and raisins. Divide batter evenly between two pans, and bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool for 45 minutes to an hour before removing from pans. Cool completely on a rack before slicing. 

Printed from A Bitchin' Kitchen
Recipe adapted from my Mom :)