FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Pumpkin Bars

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Pumpkin Bars

Yummy Pumpkin Bars

Do you save old magazines that have recipes? I keep saving them and have some that go back to 2004.  These pumpkin bars are from  a Taste of Home.  I had them marked but don't remember ever making them. I had all of the ingredients on hand so I said, "why not today". 
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The title of the bars was Peter Peter Pumpkin Bars, not sure why they were called that. The issue was all about Halloween and fall treats. They certainly had that "Fall" flavor about them. They smelled so good baking with all of those spices. 

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I needed a little more powdered sugar, but it was all I had.  I kept them in the fridge so all was good.

I hope you enjoy!

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1/2 cup shortening (I used butter)
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Orange Frosting:
3 tablespoons shortening (I used butter)
2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
Candy pumpkins

1. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.
2. Beat in pumpkin and vanilla.
3. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, ginger and nutmeg: Add to creamed mixture.
4. Mix well and then stir in walnuts.
5. spread in a greased 13 in. by 9 in. by 2 in. baking dish. Bake at 350 for 20 -25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
6. Cool on a wire rack.
7. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, orange juice and orange zest until blended. Frost cooled bars and cut into squares. Top with candy pumpkins.
Yield: 2 dozen.

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  1. Replies
    1. Suchot,
      I too love any thing pumpkin. I love this time of year when I can make so many pujmpkin desserts.
      I know you have a busy week. Hope it goes well.

  2. Marilyn,
    Thanks for taking the time to send me a comment. I hope you are well and staying safe.


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