Pumpkin Swirl Bread

One 8 oz pkg. Philadelphia Brand cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1-3/4 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup water

Combine cream cheese, sugar and egg, mixing until well blended. Set aside.

Combine dry ingredients. Add combined pumpkin, margarine, egg, and water, mixing just until moistened. Reserve 2 cups pumpkin batter; Pour remaining batter into greased and flour 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Pour cream cheese mixture over pumpkin batter; top with reserved pumpkin batter. Cut through batters with knife several times for swirl effect. Bake at 350F for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until wooden pick, inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan.

Yield: 1 loaf.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana