Friday, May 13, 2011

Pumpkin Bars

These didn't last long in our house. 
Not long enough for me to take a decent picture, anyway.
Michael loves them.
I can't stop myself from eating them.
I love pumpkin bars. 
I want a pumpkin bar wedding cake someday.
Pumpkin Bars
Adapted from Paula Deen's recipe
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 2/3 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie seasoning
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. 
  2. In a stand mixer, beat together the eggs, pumpkin, sugars, applesauce, and oil until well-combined. About 3 minutes on medium speed.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie seasoning. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture over low speed until well-combined. 
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
*If you want a more cake-like, less dense pumpkin bar: increase the eggs to 4, and double the baking soda and baking powder.


  1. these were a MUST have in my house from November-January, lol. I LOVE pumpkin bars!

  2. Pumpkin anything is good!! :)

  3. mmm I REALLY want some of these right now