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A Toasty Fire and Warm Pumpkin Bars

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It’s that time of year again!! Leaves are starting to change colors, our home is draped in Fall’s glory, and the smell of pumpkin floats from my oven.

Whether it’s a crisp Fall night around the bonfire with friends . . .

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Or sitting in front of a crackling fire at home . . .

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I’m waiting expectantly for slow moments getting lost in the flames.

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“I say to myself that I shall try to make my life like an open fireplace, so that people may be warmed and cheered by it and so go out themselves to warm and cheer.” George Matthew Adams

Here’s a recipe for you to savor in your cozy home this Fall. It’s from my friend, Carrie. Carrie has the most adorable “gingers” (red-headed children) you will ever see. She was my daughter’s Bible study leader when she was in high school, and used to make these for her “girls.”

My daughter has raved about Carrie’s famous pumpkin bars for years. I finally made them tonight. Oh my! Wow!

I tweaked this recipe by adding ground cloves because I like a slightly bolder Fall flavor. It’s comfort on a plate.

The texture of this dessert is light, tender, and moist. In other words, it melts on your tongue! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Bars

Serves 12
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Allergy Egg
Meal type Dessert
A delicious recipe perfect for those cool Fall days. Smells heavenly while it's baking! Tastes even better.

Ingredients

Pumpkin Bar Batter

  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 15oz Canned Pumpkin
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda

Icing

  • 8oz Cream Cheese Block
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar

Directions

Pumpkin Bar Batter
Combine the first 4 ingredients. Mix well.
Add last six batter ingredients. Mix well.
Pour into 13x9 inch baking dish and bake for 30 minutes (or until set) at 350 degrees. Cool.
Icing
Combine first three icing ingredients. Mix well.
Slowly add powdered sugar. Mix until smooth.
Frost after bars have cooled.

What’s your favorite Fall dessert?

Lisa~

2 Comments

  1. Jim Stephenson says:

    Just want you to know I enjoy reading your posts – will pass the recipe on to Karyl as the Pumpkin Bars look delicious! Keep sharing!

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