This recipe was from my elderly neighbor and I loved as a child. She has long since passed away but whenever I make these the happy childhood memories come rushing back.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 9x13-inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Frosting:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

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  • Beat flour, brown sugar, pumpkin, 1/2 cup butter, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking soda, nutmeg, ginger, and baking powder together in a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until batter is evenly combined, about 2 minutes. Fold pecans into batter and spread into the prepared baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

  • Beat 2 tablespoons butter and confectioners' sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth; beat in orange juice and orange zest until frosting is light and spreadable. Spread frosting onto cooled bars.

Nutrition Facts

153 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 22g; fat 6.9g; cholesterol 28.2mg; sodium 95.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2013
These were edible but they did not turn out at all as I had hoped. These tured out light crumbly and cake-like. For the frosting I used fresh squeezed OJ from the orange that I zested. Again following the recipe exactly. It had a nice flavor but I personally did not care for the pumpkin/orange flavor combo. These would have been much better with a plain butter cream or a cream cheese frosting. This recipe was also poorly received by my family. I will not be making this again. Read More
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