Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to start some of those seasonal dessert recipes rolling! For all of you pumpkin lovers, here’s a dessert in bar form that makes a lot but also delivers in moist, delicious pumpkin-ness! The cream cheese frosting is literally the icing on the cake that adds the perfect creaminess. Add a cup of coffee or a glass of milk and you have the perfect fall dessert!
This makes 2 9×13″ pans, so you’ll be able to feed that crowd that is coming to your house this season!
2 Cups flour
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 cup oil
2 cups pumpkin
1 cup nuts, chopped
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice or 1/4 tsp each, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg
6 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
2 Tb. cream
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
Mix all ingredients for bars. Pour into two greased and floured 9 x 13 pans and bake at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes.
To make frosting, mix cream cheese and butter. Combine with other ingredients and mix well. Frost cooled bars.
Happy Pumpkin Monday!
When we recently experienced a very cool morning, all I could think about was baking! I dug into my trusty recipe box and found a tried and true Southern Living recipe for Pumpkin Bread, just a plain, straightforward recipe with nothing extra added, which meant I had all the ingredients! It makes 3 loaves, too! Since I intended to share 90% of the results, that was an added blessing! I baked them up in small pans, yielding 6 delicious loaves. They’re a perfect size wrapping up to give to friends! Even if you make them in the regular size pans, you’ll have one to keep, one to freeze, and one to give away!
If you’re in a baking mood as I have been, and are hungry for something simply pumpkin, you’ll love this recipe!
How to Make It
Stir together flour and remaining ingredients in a large bowl until smooth. Divide batter evenly among 3 greased and floured 9- x 5-inch loaf pans.
Bake at 350° for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until wooden pick inserted into center of each loaf comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire rack.
It couldn’t be any easier! Whip up a loaf, perk some coffee, and invite a friend over for some sweet Pumpkin fellowship!
With love from my country kitchen,