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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pumpkin Roll Bars


You all know that I am a huge fan of pumpkin...and it just so happens that pumpkin rolls are one of my favorite pumpkin treats. This moist pumpkin bar tastes just like a pumpkin roll...but only 1/2 the work (score!)...its a keeper!

Pumpkin Roll Bars
6 T. butter, melted
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
1/4 c. water
2 c. flour
2 t. cinnamon
1 1/2 t. ground cloves
1 1/2 t. ground ginger
1 1/2 t. ground nutmeg
2 t. vanilla
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt

Cream cheese filling:

8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 t. vanilla
1 eggs

FOR CAKE: Spray 9x13 baking pan with pan coating. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, water and pumpkin, beat until smooth. In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredient and whisk. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix until well blended. Spread 2/3 of batter into the prepared pan.  

In a bowl, beat ingredient for filling. Drop by spoonful over the pumpkin batter and spread the best you can. Drop remaining pumpkin batter over the top of that and spread (its a little tricky, just do the best you can). Using a butter knife, swirl together the cream cheese and top layer of pumpkin. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Refrigerate leftovers. 

Julie~

1 comment:

  1. I love pumpkin rolls also. Can't wait to try this easier "version." Thanks.

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