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22 November 2006 @ 10:01 am
Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars  
this community's been kinda quiet lately...i made these last weekend and brought them into work. they were a huge hit!! i generally don't like pumpkin, but these bars come out nice and light and cakey.

i also make them with Cream Cheese Frosting (Betty Crocker recipe) sometimes. yummy either way!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground ginger
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 15oz can cooked pumpkin
3 eggs
3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries

Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 to 1/3 cup milk

1. Heat oven to 350. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and ginger in large bowl. Stir in 3/4 cup butter, pumpkin and eggs; mix well. Stir in cranberries by hand.

2. Spread batter into ungreased 15x10x1 jelly roll pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

3. Melt 1/2 cup butter in 1 quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter just starts to brown (4-6 minutes). WATCH CLOSELY. Immediately remove from heat. Pour into medium bowl; cool 5 minutes.

4. Add powdered sugar and vanilla to butter mixture; mix well. Stir in enough milk for desired frosting consistency. Spread frosting over cooled bars.
 
 
 
browniemcgee: carohappyyybrowniemcgee on November 24th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
this sounds soooo yummy!!
Lola: Firefliesbeauty_sleeps on January 8th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
I made these the other day, and they were so tasty! Thanks!
girlsingergirlsinger on January 8th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
so soft and moist, right? glad you liked them!!