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William Sonoma Pumpkin Pecan Bread Review

Posted by Trish on April 20, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I have this thing for William Sonoma.  I ooh and ahh at everything in the store, no matter what it is.  I purchased their seasonal Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix (yes it has 2 spices in it's name) during my last visit.  At $16 for a quick mix, I had to do a review. 

Disclaimer: nothing on this blog is made from pre-packaged or pre-made products unless specified.  98% of my baking is from scratch.  I occasionally like to check out the short cuts for fun.


-Easy to prepare.  Just add eggs, water and butter.

-Pecans.  These really made the texture of the bread.  I will be adding these to my future pumpkin breads.

-Fragrant smell.  My kitchen smelled like everything Fall while the bread baked.


-Price. This is definitely a gourmet product at this price.

-Greasiness.  This wasn't due to the cream-cheese topping, but the bread itself.  It left a greasy feeling in your mouth afterwards that brings on guilt, because you probably just consumed the same calories as a slice of cheesecake.

-Over spiced. There was too much spice.  It overpowered and overshadowed the rest of the ingredients.  I can still taste the spice in my mouth afterwards. Too much cloves, maybe too much ginger and probably nutmeg.

Overall, I don't think I will be purchasing this mix again due to my issues with the price, texture and spice level of the bread.  I give it 6.5 out of 10.

William Sonoma Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread with Cream-cheese frosting

Categories: Breads, Reviews

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