Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars
Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars

Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin bars for entertaining! Tangy cranberries stud these luscious, spicy pumpkin bars.

20 min
1 hr 10 min



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

4 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 to 1/3 cup milk

Ground cinnamon, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. 

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking soda and ginger in bowl. Stir in 3/4 cup butter, pumpkin and eggs; mix well. Stir in cranberries.

  3. STEP 3

    Spread batter into ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Melt 1/2 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly and watching closely, 3-5 minutes or until butter just starts to turn golden brown. Immediately remove from heat. Pour into bowl; cool 5 minutes.

  5. STEP 5

    Add powdered sugar and vanilla to butter mixture; mix well. Stir in enough milk for desired frosting consistency. Spread frosting over cooled bars. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon, if desired. Cut into bars.


4Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
80Sodium (mg)
17Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  October 29, 2013

I have made these Pumpkin Bars many times and they are delicious. I get lots of compliments on them. I made them when I was visiting my daughter and her family and now my daughter makes them during the Thanksgiving holiday. Sharon, 10/29/2013

— says Sharon
  December 23, 2012

I make these every chance I get. stopped by today to reprint. the old copy has worn out.

— says Angela
  October 22, 2012

This recipe is excellent! Not too sweet but the icing tops it off. Sometimes I sprinkle chopped walnuts on the top of the icing.

— says Lynda
  November 16, 2011

I made this recipe for a covered dish and it was a big hit! It was fast and easy to put together, and the brown butter icing really made the cake. I did not have cranberries so I used walnuts, and that worked fine. Will make again.

— says Judy K.
  October 22, 2011

Excellent flavor, moist and delicious

— says Linda D.
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