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Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars

Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars
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Yield: 60 bars

Tangy cranberries stud these luscious, spicy pumpkin bars.

Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup butter,melted
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweetened dried cranberries

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. 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.

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

Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk

Instructions:

Meanwhile, melt 1/2 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly and watching closely, until butter just starts to turn golden brown (3 to 5 minutes). (Butter will get foamy and bubble.) Immediately remove from heat. Pour into medium bowl; cool 5 minutes.

Add powdered sugar and vanilla to cooled browned butter; mix well. Stir in enough milk for desired frosting consistency. Spread frosting over cooled bars. Cut into bars.

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Updated Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

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One Response to Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars

  1. Anonymous October 20, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    These are so good … I added a 1/2 cup of chopped pecans to the recipe. It makes a lot of bars. Thank you for the recipe.

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