By ohioeggs Desserts, Holiday Baking
September 28, 2018
Tired of traditional pumpkin pie? Try these delicious moist pumpkin bars, topped with cream cheese frosting and crunchy pecans! These quick and easy bars freeze well - just thaw and serve - making them an easy, take-along dessert for any gathering.
Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt and nutmeg in medium bowl.
Beat pumpkin, granulated sugar, oil and eggs in mixer bowl on low speed until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until batter is smooth. Spread in greased 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan.
Bake in 350 degree Fahrenheit oven until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Frost pumpkin bars and garnish with pecans. Cut into 40 squares, about 2 x 2 inches each.
To make cream cheese frosting, beat 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1/2 cup of unsalted butter and 1 teaspoon of vanilla in a mixer bowl until smooth. Gradually add 3 cups of powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy.