While they are called "Pumpkin Bars", it's really more like a cake. The finished product is about 2-3" tall - not flat like a brownie.
They guys are an annual fave around our house and with family & friends. In almost all cases, Peg makes these [the GF version] since they are indistinguishable from the gluten bars.
4 eggs beaten
2 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp Penzey's cinnamon
1 tsp Arm & Hammer baking soda
1 tsp Calumet baking powder
1 cup of Jules Gluten Free Flour (GFCO Certified Product)
1 cup of Sorghum Flour (Bob's Redmill)
1 tsp Xanthan gum
Combine all ingredients & mix well. Pour in to greased 11x15 pan.
Bake @ 350 for 25-30 min. 8 x 11.5 pan will work for 1/2 recipe
4-5 oz cream cheese (softened)
3 tbsp softened butter
3/4 lb powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp milk
Mix & beat until fluffy. Spread on warm pumpkin bars.
These will freeze quite well.
Until the next good eats...
Al n Peg
by Aneh Mundi
We got this recipe from Aneh in a gluten-free cooking class we took in 2005. Peg finally had a chance to try it out.
1 1/3 cup of powdered sugar
3 1/2 cups Almond Meal (Bob's Red Mill)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind (about 1/2 lemon)
1/2 teaspoon GF vanilla (Penzey's!)
In a mixer beat eggs and sugar
In a separate bowl combine almond meal, baking powder and lemon rind
Add eggs and mix to form soft dough
With oiled hands roll rough into small balls about the size of a walnut.
Flatten out balls in powdered sugar. Flatten some thing smooth (glass, plate, etc)
Bake at 350 for 10-15 min. or until GBD (Golden, Brown & Delicious).
These taste as good as they look!