Pumpkin Bars I

Pumpkin Bars I

29 Reviews 3 Pics
Recipe by  Susan

“A sweet and simple way to enjoy pumpkin”

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Original recipe yields 1 9x13 inch pan



  1. Butter one 9x13 inch baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl combine shortening, brown sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla pumpkin and eggs. Mix until smooth. Spread evenly in pan and bake for 25 minutes. Frost with cream cheese frosting when cooled.

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Holy moly these are so good! I used margarine instead of shortening and just did 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice instead of the combination of spices. I lined my dish with foil and sprayed with cooking spray - makes it easy to just lift out of the pan to cool, frost and cut. I made a small batch of Cream Cheese Frosting II from this site for these. These came out pumpkiny, spicy, buttery, and moist! A cross between a bread and a cake. The only thing that is bad about this recipe is that it doesn't make enough! I would double the batter for the 9x13 to get a taller bar. Thanks for the great recipe!



I creamed the shortening with the sugar, then added the eggs, pumpkin and spices, then added the rest of the dry ingredients. The children loved this, and so did my husband. Anna



I baked this late last night since I forgot I was scheduled to bring morning treats for today's weekly meeting at work. I chose this recipe since I had all of the ingredients on hand it had received positive reviews. Well, here comes one more A+ review! The cake turned out great...moist, spicy and delicious. My co-workers couldn't stop raving about it! The only mods I made were to replace the bread flour with AP flour (worked like a charm) and add a bit more spice to it (without measuring): ginger, cloves, allspice, cinnamon and a hearty dash of vanilla. I frosted it with Cream Cheese Frosting II from this website. A perfectly easy bar/cake to whip up on a whim!

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 102 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 13.7 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 45 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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