A little slice of heaven
My, oh, my. The last couple of days have been chock full of pumpkin goodness. It's a good thing it's been low fat pumpkin goodness too.
Our friend stopped by for a visit for a couple of days. Months ago he did me a favor by adding the Virtual Fitness button to his blog for a period of time to help me advertise. In exchange, I told him that I would bake the best pumpkin bars that he's ever had. It was a true challenge as a family member of his apparently makes very delicious bars that are hard to beat.
I made low fat pumpkin bars with freshly baked pumpkin (not the canned stuff) & a cream cheese glaze. I was told that if there was a gun to his head making him choose between his families bars & mine, it would a very tough decision. Between the three of us, the entire pan of bars was inhaled in two days. Now, that is how you know something is really good. It doesn't last very long. My jeans are thankful for the low fat aspect, because I surly would have gained at least 10lbs by now.
I wish I had taken pictures, but we were too busy eating them. They were so moist with chunks of pumpkin (I didn't puree to make it a "rustic" dish, by mistake). These bars were so good that they would qualify as a desert for someone's last meal. Seriously. I really wish there was a pumpkin desert competition because I think I would win, hands down.
I had leftover baked pumpkin so I made muffins for playgroup this morning. They weren't as good as the bars. I added some cloves, which I should have left out. I also need to do a little research to figure out how to stop the tops from going flat (I think I need to adjust the baking soda). There is a muffin competition this month, so I have some time to perfect the recipe. Not that this is a bad thing (well, maybe for the waist line).