Great Pumpkin Link Party

Welcome to the Great Pumpkin Watch !

Today’s Linky Party friends is a classic Pumpkin bars with cream cheese icing. Or too some a traybake (Yes! I have been watching Great British Bake Off)

Pumpkin Fun Facts:

  • In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling.
  • Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
  • Pumpkin flowers are edible.
  • Pumpkins are 90 percent water.

Pumpkin Bars

  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 (29 oz) can pumpkin puree about 3 1/2 cups
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugars, oil, and pumpkin together until combined.
  • Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  • Stir until combined *just* combined.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 35-45 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before frosting.

Cream cheese icing :

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
  • Add in heavy cream and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • Add in powdered sugar and beat until combined and fluffy.
  • Frost cooled bars.

Thanks for joining us this Wednesday ! And if you are hosting a party -leave your link for me to share – Lisa

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