I flavored the dough with the pumpkin and added cardamom. I love the warmth of cardamom and it is a great partner with pumpkin. The filling was simple, toasted pecans, sugar and melted butter. The dough is only lightly sweetened so a filling with sugar is perfect for this recipe. The cream cheese icing was really the star of this bread. We love maple. We love bourbon. And the two together with cream cheese and a little sugar is … heavenly.
This delicious combination of flavors and texture just screams "fall" with apple and pumpkin, in a heavenly spiced custard pie. The slightly crisp pecan streusel topping gives a surprising crunch in every bite.