If you're like me you think fruitcake is an excellent way to ruin perfectly good fruit and sometimes nuts. This Pumpkin gingerbread is moist, delicious and would make a wonderful addition to your Christmas or Chanukah meal. I like to serve this bread at the beginning of dinner with a nice soup or salad and use 1/2 a cup of sugar, but you can definitely serve it for dessert and use 3/4 cup for a sweeter bread. The bread is very easy to make so do ahead and make a double batch. Give one as a gift or put it in the freezer for another time. If you want to make this more like a fruit cake add golden raisins, or chopped apricots to the batter. Oh ya and the bread is pretty healthy too because you're using whole wheat instead of white flour. You'll never buy fruit cake again!