Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pumpkin Bars

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I figured it's about time I provide a semi-useful recipe!  These are a favorite in the M&M household, first introduced to us by Mary King.  While they are wonderful anytime of any day, I recommend them as a special Thanksgiving breakfast treat!


2 c. pumpkin puree
1 c. vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 c. sugar
2 t. cinnamon
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 c. flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, beat together pumpkin, oil, eggs, and sugar.  Add in cinnamon, powder, soda,  salt, and flour and whisk gently until blended.  Pour into a lightly oiled 11 x 15" shallow pan (or a 9x13" will do fine).  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool completely, then frost with cream cheese frosting:


1/2 c. butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 t. vanilla extract
2 - 3 c. powdered sugar

Cream together butter and cream cheese, then add in vanilla.  Mix well.  Add powdered sugar gradually, continually mixing until fluffy.


rosepua said...

Perfect timing! Dad only wants three pumpkin pies, and I was wondering what to do with the extra. Thanks, Love.