Add into a bowl Mincemeat,nuts (Optional)Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and baking powder. Beat in sugar and shortening in large bowl, until fluffy. Add eggs, pumpkin and water and mix well. Stir in flour mixture, mincemeat and nuts.
Pour into 2 greased or parchment paper lined at the bottom of pan only. 9x5-inch loaf pans. Bake 55 minutes in preheated 350 oven or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool 15 minutes.
Remove from pans and cook.