Friday, October 1, 2010

Nothing Says Fall Like...PUMPKIN!!!

These are SOOO kids loved them, my husband loved them, and I loved them. There aren't too many recipes that please everyone in my family! Besides tasting delicious, the smells that fill your home while you are cooking pumpkin are unbeatable...I don't think anyone can deny that. Oh, and did you know that pumpkin is SUPER HEALTHY???

In one cup of mashed pumpkin, you get 11% of your daily fiber, 19% of your vitamin C, 8% of your iron, 4% of your calcium and 245% of your daily needs for Vitamin A!!! So...if you are looking for the healthiest alternative for a dessert...always pick the pumpkin one!!!

Pumpkin Pie Bars

1 1/3 C whole wheat flour (doesn’t have to be sifted)
2/3 C oatmeal
2/3 C butter, softened
3/2 C brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put above ingredients in a bowl and mix with your hands, squishing until mixture is crumbly and butter is evenly distributed. Pat 2 ½ C of mixture into the bottom of a greased 13X9 pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

While above mixture is baking, mix the following ingredients for one minute.

¼ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp salt
¾ tsp cinnamon
¾ C sugar
1 can evaporated milk
2 eggs
2 C pumpkin

After 10 minutes of baking, remove 13X9 pan with crust from the oven. Reduce heat to 350 on the oven. Pour the pumpkin mixture over the crust and put back in the oven for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, open the oven and sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar/flour mixture over the pumpkin. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool for about 15 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream.

1 comment:

  1. That looks so good! I never make anything pumpkin because Scott doesn't like it, but maybe I'll give it a try.