Colonial Pumpkin Bars Recipe
- ¾ cup butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- ⅓ cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.
step 2: In a large bowl, cream together 3/4 cup butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the pumpkin. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir into the pumpkin mixture. Mix in walnuts. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
step 3: Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
step 4: In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 1/3 cup butter, and vanilla until smooth. Gradually blend in sugar, then beat until smooth. Spread over cooled pumpkin bars. Cut into squares.