Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Frosted Pumpkin Cranberry Bars

These bars are amazing! They got rave reviews at our church dinner last Sunday!

Frosted Pumpkin Cranberry Bars (modified from Taste of Home)
(Printable Version)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. allspice
3 eggs
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
3/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped

Brown Butter Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
4 to 6 T. milk

In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin and butter; stir into dry ingredients until well combined. Stir in cranberries. Spread into a greased 15x10 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

For frosting, heat the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat; cool for 5 minutes. Stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Spread over bars. Refrigerate several hours before cutting. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Yield: about 4 dozen

This recipe is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!

7 comments:

Pami said...

yummy

SnoWhite said...

brown butter frosting... you have me hooked :)

Sarah said...

I agree, brown butter frosting - YUMMY!

Julie@comehaveapeace said...

Kelly, this looks great. Pumpkin and cranberries are a great combo. I bet that a few tiny chopped bits of cranberry would look festive on top, too. Thanks for sharing. :)

Brenda said...

Looks like a festive combo, I like pumpkin and cranberries together.

shortmama said...

Oh wow pumpkin and cranberries...perfect fall recipe

Jerri said...

It's always great seeing other bloggers from Alabama. Your bars look great!