One of my favorite desserts is Pumpkin Roll, but I have never actually attempted to make it . . . something about rolling it up makes me think that it would be hard to do.
I can only imagine it falling apart when I tried to roll it up. Anyway, when I came across this recipe that claimed it tasted just like a pumpkin roll without any of the hassle, I knew I had to try it.
They really were easy to make and tasted amazing. I still love pumpkin roll, but this curbed my craving until I get up the guts to try to make a roll for myself.
*One thing that I like about pumpkin roll is that it is served cold, so we put these bars in the fridge and ate them cold- they were delicious.
You could eat them at room temperature too. I also thought that they were yummier on the second day (if they last that long).
tips on how to make Cream Cheese and pumpkin roll bars
- One thing to keep in mind when making these bars, is having the butter at room temperature. If you take it out of the fridge and nuke it for a few seconds, it just won’t be the same.Keeping it at room temperature will allow the butter to cream with the sugar more smoothly. If you microwave refrigerated butter, it will be melted in some areas, and still cold and hard in others.
If you melt it completely, the batter will be too runny.
- We also recommend using an electric mixer. You could mix by hand, but you may get a little bit of a workout in. The butter and sugar work best when they are creamed together.
- When dolloping and spreading out the top layer of pumpkin batter on the bars, I recommend using a rubber spatula, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
This will help spread the batter a little easier, without it sticking to the spatula.
- Depending on the pan that you use, you may need to cook it for 40 minutes, or until the middle isn’t jiggly.
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