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Peter Peter Pumpkin Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dianne Osmun

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
BARS:
cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
⅔ cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon ground ginger
teaspoon ground nutmeg
cup chopped walnuts

ORANGE FROSTING:
3 tablespoons shortening (I prefer butter)
2 cups confectioner's sugar
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
candy pumpkins

ALTERNATIVE FROSTING - Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
1 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 pkg (8 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
2 T orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 T. Ginger Beer or ginger ale
Pinch kosher salt

Directions:
Directions:
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown-sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in pumpkin and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, ginger and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the nuts.
2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
3. In a mixing bowl, beat the shortening, confectioners' sugar, orange juice and orange peel until blended. Frost bars; cut into squares. Top with candy pumpkins.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12-18
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30-60 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are very moist and flavorful.

 

 

 

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