Are you tired of seeing pumpkin yet? This will probably be the first and only time a pumpkin recipe appears on this blog this season. However, THIS recipe is one of the best ones.
The key ingredient is: water. I also halved the sugar and subbed half of the oil with unsweetened applesauce.
The loaf served as breakfast for my sister when she was a new mom. I also brought it to a potluck recently because it whips up quickly and contains readily-available ingredients. I'm sure it'd make a great festive snack, if you can practice portion control. It's not too sweet and quite moist.
And yes, pie plates make perfectly good bakeware. =)