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pumpkin dessert bars

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a recipe by
Diana Barr
Jamestown, OH

Really yummy

★★★★★ 1
serves 15
prep time 45 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For pumpkin dessert bars

  • 1 3/4 c
    crushed pretzels
  • 1 1/3 c
    sugar, divided
  • 1/2 c
    butter melted
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese softened
  • 5
  • 1 can
    15 oz pumpkin
  • 1/2 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    each salt and ground cinnamon
  • 1 pkg
    unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 c
    cold water
  • whipped topping

How To Make pumpkin dessert bars

  • 1
    In small bowl mix crushed pretzels, sugar, and melted butter. Press into a greased 13x9 baking dish
  • 2
    In small bowl mix cream cheese and 2/3 cup sugar beat until smooth. Beat in 2 eggs until just blended pour over pretzel crust and bake at 350 for 20-25 min or until set Cool on wire rack.
  • 3
    Meanwhile separate remaining eggs and set egg whites to the side. In a large saucepan combine yolk, pumpkin, brown sugar, milk, and salt and cinnamon. Cook and stir over low heat for 10=12 min or until mixture is thickened and reaches 160 Remove from heat.
  • 4
    In small saucepan sprinkle gelatin over cold water let it stand for 1 min Heat over low heat stirring until gelatin is compeletely dissolved, stir into pumpkin mixture sit aside
  • 5
    In large heavy saucepan combine reserved egg whites and remaining sugar. With a portable mixer beat on low for 1 min Continue beating over low heat until temp reaches 160 about 12 min Remove from heat and beat until stiff glossy peaks and sugar is dissolved
  • 6
    Fold into pumpkin mixture spread evenly over cream cheese layer. Cover and refrig for 4 hours. Serve with whipped topping.

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