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The Ultimate Holiday Party Recipe: Decadent Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

November 14th, 2009

Our customers keep requesting the recipe for these incredibly delicious bars over and over, so we thought we might as well share it with everyone! This was a recipe we pulled together a couple of years ago for the in-store Culinary Centers at Whole Foods Markets in Northern California.

Okay, so you probably would love to see a photo of these amazing morsels of perfection to whet your appetite. However, we’d like to see your photos instead! Please send us snapshots of your creations (feel free to include yourself in the photo) to



4 Cage-Free Eggs
1 2/3 cups Granulated Cane Sugar
1 cup Vegetable Oil
15 ounces Canned pumpkin
2 cups Unbleached Organic Flour, sifted
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Soda


8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Butter, softened
2 cups Confectioner’s Sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth. Spread the batter into a greased 13 by 10-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. Cut into bars.

3. To make the icing: Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.

1 Comment »

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    Comment by BumRuslomma — December 13, 2009 @ 11:34 am

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