Pumpkin Carrot Cream Cheese Swirl Bars

I snuck up on my husband eating one of these and he said sarcastically, "Too bad these didn't turn out very good." :) It's a good thing we are sharing them with friends tonight or we might eat the whole pan - just the two of us.

Pumpkin Carrot Swirl Bars


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 cup finely shredded carrot
Cream Cheese Topping (recipe follows)

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

COMBINE flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and baking soda in small bowl. Beat granulated sugar, butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until crumbly. Add eggs, egg whites, pumpkin and carrot; beat until well blended. Add flour mixture; mix well. Spread into prepared pan. Drop teaspoonfuls of Cream Cheese Topping over batter; swirl mixture with spoon.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

COMBINE 4 ounces softened light cream cheese (Neufch√Ętel), 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon milk in small mixer bowl until thoroughly blended.

I doubled the cream cheese topping. Why not!?!

I got the recipe at verybestbaking.com


MGF said...

I wish I would have seen this yesterday. I just made Carrot Cake last night. This sounds GREAT.

jamestownboys said...

I made the pork chops last night, forgot to get a picture, but they are REALLY GOOD!! I loved the flavor :) Definately a keeper. I think that marinade would be good on chicken too.