Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mike's Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bars

My favorite pumpkin desseret was posted here by Jana last fall.  However Mike's favorite pumpkin desseret are these pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.  It used to be a family recipe from his aunt, but over the years I've modified it and it's now our recipe!  We made them for the church Trunk or Treat last night because it makes a lot!

3 c pumpkin
2 c flour
2 c sugar
4 eggs
1/2 c oil
1/2 c apple sauce
2 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix all ingredients well.  Place in a greased cookie sheet (jelly roll pan). Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. 

6 ounces cream cheese
1/4 c butter, softened
1 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Beat until creamy and spread on the bars when cooled.  I like to spinkle nutmeg on top for a little more flavor!  I think pumpkin pie spice would be good as well (in or on the bars).

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