Pumpkin Bars - Barres à la citrouille

pumpkin bars with cream cheese

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a great day and also a very good dinner for Thanksgiving. Since our family is in Quebec, my daughter in Ottawa, and my husband in Africa, we had dinner the three of us, my two sons and myself.

For dessert I made Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing. They were a hit.

If you love pumpkin try my Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie in Jars. So yum!

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Pumpkin Bars
(adapted from Paula Dean)

4 eggs
1 1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
15-on can pumpkin
2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsps baking powder
2 tsps ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2-4 cups confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Milk to help with mixing the icing.

Oven at 350F.

On a piece of wax paper sift flour, mix in the baking powder, spices, salt and baking soda. Add nutmeg to taste if you wish.

In a large bowl mix the eggs, sugar, oil, Greek yogurt and pumpkin until light with an electric mixer. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Spread the batter into a parchment lined pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for one hour before frosting.

Mix all icing ingredients with a electric mixer on low speed. Add milk if the mix is too thick.

Frost the pumpkin bars.

This dessert can be frozen for couple weeks.

Bonne Action de Grâces!

Nous avons eu un bon repas. Je l'ai partagé avec mes deux garcons car mon mari est en Afrique, ma fille à Ottawa et ma famille au Québec.

Ces barres à la citrouille avec un glaçage à la crème fut un succès.



  1. There's nothing like cream cheese icing! YUM! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. I would love to dig my face into that!!! Sorry for being so crass, haha :) It just looks so delicious! Bonne action de graces!

  3. Oh que oui l'action de grâce sera bonne avec de telles douceurs!! Tu gardes le secret de la recette?

  4. Happy Thanksgiving Helene!!! Even if half of the family is away they were still in your thoughts I am sure and were there in spirit:D

  5. Happy thanksgiving Helene. This looks fantastique! Wish I could use some French to express myself a little better...but it'll only make you laugh! BEAUTIFUL!!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving! Really delicious looking! Yummy



  7. Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! Looks like a delicious treat and I hope you had a great day

  8. These look fantastic. Pumpkin and zucchini are my favorite vegetables to bake with). Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving, Helene! That pumpkin bar looks wonderful!

  10. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I like that thick layer of icing on those pumpkin bars!

  11. Gorgeous! I hope you got to talk to your family far away.

  12. A happy Thanksgiving to you as well Helene...fab looking cake, of course!

  13. Happy Thanksgiving Helene! Your bars look amazing--I've got some pumpkin cooling right now and am tempted to whip up a batch for myself right now. Hope your family will be together soon.

  14. I am sure getting my fill of pumpkin this month, from desserts to soups to side dishes. I am loving it. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving the bars look nice.

  15. I would love to eat these bar , right now.Looks delicious.
    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  16. Whoops I'm a little late, but happy belated Thanksgiving. I hope you had a great time with family and friends, and finished it off with that cake :)

  17. Wow that looks fantastic!! Cream cheese frosting is seriously delicious. Way to kick the pumpkin bars into high gear!

  18. The frosting looks gorgeous! Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!

  19. Happy thanksgiving. That is some delicious cream cheese icing.

  20. there's nothing like pumpkin with cream cheese. this makes me want to make my favorite pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese icing. yum!

  21. I am so a bar fan, as they are a between a cake and a cookie in my book. Pumpkin bars sound wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  22. Avec un ti peu de retard... Bonne fete de l'action de graces!!!

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  24. Très belle photo qui me fait envie de goûter à ce cake !

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  27. Cream Cheese Icing and pumkin great combo


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