Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Bars

First of all, I want to give this recipe credit to the blog I took it from...


2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

4 eggs

1 15oz can pumpkin

1 ½ cups sugar

1 cup canola oil

Combine dry ingredients. Beat eggs. Add pumpkin, sugar and oil. Mix to combine. Add dry ingredients. Bake on large, greased baking sheet, 350 degrees 25-30 min. Cool completely and frost. Cut to make 48

Cream Cheese Frosting

6 oz cream cheese

½ cup butter

2 tsp vanilla

4 cups powdered sugar

thin with milk if needed

Want something other than pumpkin or apple pie on Thanksgiving?? Here are two wonderful, different suggestions. I think the pumpkin bars speak for themselves. They are always a favorite in the Fall. The pics just show tips for cutting even, same sized bars. Cut in half, then in half again. Then, cut into thirds or half again. Rotate pan & repeat. I hope that makes sense...

The pear tart is the same recipe as the plum tart I made over the summer...I just swapped out the plums for pears. Fab.u.lous. This is one of my all-time favorite desserts. You could even add dried, sweetened cranberries for a festive touch! It really is so easy to put together, but looks like something that took quite a bit of effort. Great way to fool everyone!!

A little tip on baking with pears that are a just a little soft to the touch. DO NOT PRESS TOO HARD or you will just bruise them. If pears are too firm, they will not soften when baking.

Try something new this year!!

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