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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Pumpkin Bars are usually made in the fall but anytime is the right time for Pumpkin Bars.

Course: Bar, Dessert
Keyword: cream cheese, frosting, pumpkin
Servings: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each; ground ginger, nutmeg, allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 16 oz box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in pumpkin and vanilla.
  2. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts.
  3. Spread into a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish.
  4. Bake at 350ยบ for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near middle comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pan on wire rack
  6. For Frosting: Cream together cream cheese and butter. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  7. Beat until smooth. Spread on cooled bars.