Monday, October 28, 2013

Super Delicious Pumpkin Bars

Fall, glorious fall! 
Oh how I love thee! 
Your crisp air, 
your vibrant colors,
your scents, 
your sounds, 
your flavors!

Especially pumpkin!
Although I have never been able to stomach pumpkin pie. 
It isn't the flavor, it's the texture. 
3 bites in and I'm gagging. 
However I love almost all other baked goods that have pumpkin as the main ingredient.

I wouldn't be a good friend if I didn't share one of my favorite pumpkin recipes with you.
These pumpkin bars are moist, flavorful, and AMAZING!
They are easy to make, easy to bake and easy to make disappear off the plate! 

The recipe come from a popular cook book, 
Betty Crocker's Cookbook.
Pumpkin-Spice Bars:

4 lg eggs
2 C - sugar
1 C - vegetable oil
1 can pumpkin
2 C - all purpose flour
2 tsp - baking powder
2 tsp - ground cinnamon
1 tsp - baking soda
1/2 tsp - salt
1/2 tsp - ground ginger
1/4 tsp - ground cloves

* Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a jelly roll pan, 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 inch, with shortening.

* Beat eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and cloves. Spread in pan.

* Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely and frost with cream cheese frosting. 
Sprinkle with walnuts if you like. 

Cream Cheese Frosting:

6 oz of cream cheese
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

*Soften the butter and cream cheese. Beat with the vanilla until smooth.  Add in the powdered sugar and beat on low speed until creamy.

Make some today, trust me, you will be glad you did.
Happy baking!

What is your favorite fall recipe?
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