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Pumpkin Bars

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 egg
2 egg whites
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons water
4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel


In a mixing bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add egg, egg whites, pumpkin, oil, and water; mix well. Transfer to an 11-inch x77-in x 2-in pan. coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350* F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.


In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese,. Beat in confectioners’ sugar, then vanilla and lemon peel. Frost bars. chill for 15 minutes, then cut. Refrigerate leftovers.


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