Thursday, October 22, 2009

pumpkins ~ gathering and eating

Bringing in the pumpkins,
a couple weeks ago before the frost...

"Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps,

Perennial pleasures plants,

and wholesome harvests reaps."
[Amos Bronson Alcott 1799-1888]

And, delicious and moist Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Squares made last week...

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Squares

2 1/4 cups flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
4 beaten eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter [room temp]
2 cups pumpkin filling {I used a 15 oz can}
1 cup chocolate chips + 1/2 - 1 cup chocolate chips

Butter or spray a 13 x 9 inch cake pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and then pumpkin filling. Sift together dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture. Blend. Stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips. Pour into pan and bake for about 45 minutes. After removing from oven, sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the pan of pumpkin bars. Let melt, and then spread as you would frosting.


  1. Those pumpkin squares look divine!

  2. My mouth is now watering and inside I'm saying "Must make pumpkin squares!" and I'm not even a natural baker, but this I must try.

    Love the photos of the pumpkins as well!

  3. Wonderful looking squares and thank you so much for the recipe!


  4. mmmmm....making me hungry....

  5. Beautiful and yummy! Thanks for sharing the receipt!

  6. Those sound delicious, Deb. Did you use pumpkin pie filling or just regular canned pumpkin? I would love to make them for this weekend.

  7. Lovely pictures of pumpkins, poetry, and a yummy recipe? Great post!

  8. Oh look at those bounty of pumpkins, You lucky girl xoxox Clarice

  9. Hi Gena,
    I just used plain canned pumpkin. ~Deb

  10. Again, thosw white pumpkins are that how they look before they ripen, or is it a special kind??

  11. wow these look so yummy. Thanks for the recipe.


  12. Thank you for posting that recipe! My husband is going to LOVE it!! {grin} What are those white pumpkins called? I have been looking for some. I see them all the time in The Country Sampler, and I just love how they look.

  13. Mmm! You didn't use your own pumpkins for the squares?
    I love the white pumpkins.

  14. Oh my word! Chocolate chip pumpkin squares!!

  15. mmmmmm...those look amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Thanks so much for the recipe--it sounds really good.

  17. Anonymous3:44 PM

    omg! I made those pumpkin squares today, to take along to a friends house for dinner tonight!!! They are FAB. Thanks for a great recipe. mary

  18. I made the pumpkin squares for dessert tonight - we are having friends in. They look and smell wonderful!! Thanks again! {grin}

  19. Thanks for sharing the pumpkin squares recipe. I can hardly wait to try them out.

    God bless.

  20. Your pumpkins look gorgeous. The white ones are so unusual and ethereal-looking. My kids would love them.

    I'm going to try the pumpkin squares too. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  21. Thanks for the recipe. Always looking for something new and this looks like a great one for this time of year.

  22. Anonymous10:42 AM

    Thanks for the pumpkin square recipe... They look so good but I need to see if you would share the recipe in August 03, 2009 blog...It look ssoooooo yummy and
    making me droool... You mind sharin'?

  23. I love the white pumpkins. They are on my list of things to add to the garden next year.

  24. The pumpkin squares look so very good. I'm going to get the stuff to make them tomorrow! Then if I like them as much as I think I will, I'll make them for my quilting retreat in a couple of weeks too. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

  25. These sound and look pretty tasty, thanks for sharing the recipe. Looks like you have a lot of pumpkins.

  26. Perfect - I needed something to bake for the sewing group this Saturday - and hubby wont mind getting a piece of it before it heads out the door either!

  27. Anything pumpkin gets my attention; think I'll make these for quilting bee tonight - thanks!


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