garbanzopalooza

A blog by ordinary people about living an extraordinary life

Paula Deen Pumpkin Bars: A dessert to be thankful for

I have posted these before, but since they are making another appearance at Thanksgiving today I figured I would share the recipe again.  Super easy and delicious, if you are looking for a dessert to make today make a batch of these pumpkin bars.

IMG_4058

(http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/pumpkin-bars-recipe/index.html)

Ingredients

Bars:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 15-ounce can pumpkin
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Icing:

  • 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened at room temperature
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth. Spread the batter into a greased 13 by 10-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. Cut into bars.

To make the icing: Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.

IMG_4059

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on November 28, 2011 by in Peter Waterman's posts, Recipes, Uncategorized and tagged , , , .
%d bloggers like this: