Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread

Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread is a cozy addition to any holiday meal. This Pumpkin Bread Recipe even makes wonderful edible gifts this season!

 Pumpkin Bread Recipe that is a savory-sweet Pull Apart Bread! #ediblegifts #holidays #christmas #pumpkin

I like a good challenge.

That’s why I married Lt. Dan. Wait, I mean… Never mind.

What I meant to say was that’s why I love baking. It gives me a chance to experiment and try new flavor combinations that are unexpected.

Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe that is a savory-sweet Pull Apart Bread! #ediblegifts #holidays #christmas #pumpkin

McCormick understands the exhilaration of a good challenge.


This year McCormick Gourmet is hosting a festive Go 4 Gourmet Contest through the holidays, for all cooks alike. I’m entering a favorite pumpkin bread recipe, Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread.

The current challenge is to create something bold and new with:

  • Pumpkin
  • Sea Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • and Almonds

In order to create something truly unique, I combined pumpkin, cinnamon, and brown sugar with marcona almonds and McCormick Mediterranean Salt Salt, loaded with herbs and spices.

Then I nestled all these flavors in between tender folds of soft pull apart bread.

Making Pumpkin Bread Recipe that is a savory-sweet Pull Apart Bread! #ediblegifts #holidays #christmas #pumpkin

This sweet and strikingly savory combination, is a vibrant way to accentuate the essence of the pumpkin bread recipe.

The marcona almonds not only act as a crunchy little bonus between layers, they help keep the layers from fusing together while baking.

How to Make Pumpkin Bread Recipe that is a savory-sweet Pull Apart Bread! #ediblegifts #holidays #christmas #pumpkin

I started with my moist yeasty pumpkin bread recipe. Then after the dough had time to rise, I rolled it out into two large rectangles, and sprinkled it with all the sweet and savory toppings.

Then I cut it into smaller pieces to layer in the bread pans.

How to Make Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe that is a savory-sweet Pull Apart Bread! #ediblegifts #holidays #christmas #pumpkin

The layers rise and fill the bread pans, creating a sticky sweet and savory pull apart bread that could be served on any holiday table.

It also makes wonderful edible gifts! just find cute ceramic bread pans you want to include as a gift and bake away!

Easy to Make Pumpkin Bread Recipe that is a savory-sweet Pull Apart Bread! #ediblegifts #holidays #christmas #pumpkin

I hope I win!

The prizes include a $1000 Gourmet Pantry Refresh Prize Package.

…But if I don’t win, I hope YOU do!

You still have time to enter McCormick’s Go 4 Gourmet Challenge. Link over to submit your creative recipe.

Pumpkin Bread Recipe that is a savory-sweet Pull Apart Bread! #ediblegifts #holidays #christmas #pumpkin

And there’s comfort in knowing, if neither of us win, we can at least enjoy a tender slice or two of this savory-sweet pumpkin bread recipe.

That’s a pretty good consolation prize.

Pumpkin Bread Recipe that is a savory-sweet Pull Apart Bread! #ediblegifts #holidays #christmas #pumpkin

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25 comments on “Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread

  1. Jenny Flakeposted December 9, 2013 at 6:57 am Reply

    Talk about a gorgeous bread! Love that it’s pull apart! Fun!

  2. Mariaposted December 9, 2013 at 7:30 am Reply

    I am loving everything about this bread!

  3. Marian (Sweetopia)posted December 9, 2013 at 8:17 am Reply

    Sommer, what a gorgeous recipe! I love the unique flavour combinations!

  4. Tieghanposted December 9, 2013 at 8:23 am Reply

    Sommer, this is incredible!! I love the sweet and savory flavors and with pumpkin too! :)

  5. Miqueposted December 9, 2013 at 9:37 am Reply

    Yum this looks beautiful! I can’t wait to try it.

  6. Norma | Allspice and Nutmegposted December 9, 2013 at 9:55 am Reply

    This looks lovely and I thinks its smiling at me. :)

  7. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted December 9, 2013 at 10:12 am Reply

    Gorgeous Sommer – love the rich orange color from the pumpkin and how fun – a pull apart bread!

  8. Christine @ Cooking with Cakesposted December 9, 2013 at 11:17 am Reply

    this looks incredible Sommer!!! what a great treat for the holiday season, I love this!

  9. marlaposted December 9, 2013 at 11:17 am Reply

    Mmmmmm! Want this ASAP!

  10. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted December 9, 2013 at 11:33 am Reply

    OH MY WORD!!!! This is simply brilliant, Sommer!

  11. Julie @ Table for Twoposted December 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm Reply

    Omg, I love what you did with the ingredients! I’m participating in this challenge and my post goes up on Wednesday and I was so stumped with the sea salt and pumpkin – I love your sweet/salty addition!

  12. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted December 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm Reply

    This bread sounds fabulous!

  13. DessertForTwoposted December 9, 2013 at 3:15 pm Reply

    So stunning! I could eat this layer by layer all by myself in my kitchen ;)

  14. Heather Christoposted December 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm Reply

    I am so intrigued by the combo of flavors Sommer- looks amazing!

  15. Amy (Savory Moments)posted December 9, 2013 at 6:15 pm Reply

    Oh wow – this looks so, so yummy! I love the flavors!

  16. Aimeeposted December 9, 2013 at 9:35 pm Reply

    Fantastic!! Love spices with my breakfast.

  17. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted December 10, 2013 at 8:58 am Reply

    That is completely gorgeous. ♥

  18. Shainaposted December 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm Reply

    This turned out just lovely.

    Rating: 5
  19. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted December 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm Reply

    This is pull-apart perfection!

    Rating: 5
  20. Julia | JuliasAlbum.composted December 12, 2013 at 2:02 pm Reply

    I love pumpkin recipes, and this is one of the best looking I’ve seen in a while! Love everything about this recipe – cinnamon, brown sugar, almonds, and, of course, pumpkin!

  21. Laura Dembowskiposted December 14, 2013 at 7:45 am Reply

    This looks awesome and all the flavors sound wonderful together! Marcona almonds are such a yummy treat!

  22. Nutmeg Nannyposted December 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm Reply

    This looks so so tempting, I cannot wait to make this myself! I bet it tastes perfect :)

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