Friday, October 3, 2014

Pumpkins in NY Amish Area-

                                         Taken in Palatine, NY by Sylvia Hasenkopf

This was the backdrop at the farm stand we visited. Now, that's a lot of pumpkins! This Amish farm family must make plenty of great pies and pumpkin goodies with those. 
Following is a good Amish pumpkin bar recipe found on the Amish Workshop web site.  For more of their great Amish recipes and to order products, visit: http://www.amishworkshops.com/amish-recipes.html

Amish Pumpkin Bars

So very moist with a frosting that is wonderfully delicious and creamy but not too sweet. Easy to make and enough for a large group.



  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 c. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 c. oil
  • 2 c. pumpkin
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder

Directions:
Beat eggs in large bowl, then stir in sugar and oil. Add baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and mix well. Mix in pumpkin. Add flour and stir until well mixed. Pour into a greased and floured 11x15 jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides). Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. (Middle is slow to finish baking so use toothpick to test doneness.) Let cool, then cover top with frosting and cut into bars.
Frosting:
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1/3 c. butter, softened
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Stir together well.

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