Pumpkin Bars w Cream Cheese Icing

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Serves: 36-40 bars
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Ingredients

1 c oil
2 c sugar
1 can(s) pumpkin
AFTER MIXING THE ABOVE, ADD:
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
CREAM CHEESE ICING:
1 stick butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 lb confectioners' sugar
6 Tbsp milk, cold

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Linda Stevens Recipe
Full Flavored
Longview, TX (pop. 80,455)
bittygirl51
Member Since Jun 2011
Linda's notes for this recipe:
Back in the late 70's in North Dakota when I was selling Home Interiors & Gifts, I held a decorating show for a lady who served these. Normally, I didn't eat the dessert that my hostesses were serving, but THIS TIME, I couldn't resist that spicy aroma of the cinnamon, pumpkin and ginger! I asked her for the recipe and the rest is history! It makes a large sheet cake pan worth. Unless they are made for a family gathering, I usually cut them up, once frosted and freeze them! They freeze well!
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Directions

1
Mix the first three (wet) ingredients together thoroughly.
2
Add dry ingredients to the above and mix with hand mixer.
3
Bake in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
4
Allow to cool completely.
5
Once bars are cooled, combine softened cream cheese, softened butter and powdered sugar in bowl.
Add 1 t. vanilla and cold milk as needed until icing is spreadable. I use a hand mixer to blend my icing.
6
OPTIONAL:
I like to chop up some pecans or walnuts and sprinkle on the top of my icing. Some like to actually blend the nuts into the icing. It's up to you!

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user dorothy feldman dorth14 - Sep 22, 2012
The pumpkin ingredient goes not say what size or amount to you
user Linda Stevens bittygirl51 - Sep 22, 2012
It's one regular size can of pumpkin. I think it's 15 oz.
user Linda Stevens bittygirl51 - Dec 4, 2012
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
user Bea L. BeachChic - Dec 9, 2012
Bea Liles [coffeetime] has shared this recipe with discussion groups:
"The Great Pumpkin Patch"
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