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Pumpkin Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Pumpkin Bars, by , is from Our Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lee Kenyon
Added: Wednesday, March 19, 2008


4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups can pumpkin
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda

Frosting: 1 pkg (3 oz) cream cheese softened
6 T. (3/4 stick) butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 T light cream
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix eggs,sugar, pumpkin & butter together. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, & cunnamon. Add to the batter. Stir in chopped nuts. Pour batter into a jelly roll pan. ( You can use a 9x13 pan but it will be thicker--more like cake) Bake at 325 degrees for 25 min. Cool in pan. When cool frost. Combine cream cheese,butter, vanilla, cream, & powdered sugar. Beat until and spread on bars




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