Harvest Pumpkin Brownies Recipe
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Harvest Pumpkin Brownies Recipe

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These lightly spiced pumpkin brownies are a nice change from the typical dessert. —Iola Egle, McCook, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 72 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 83 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a large bowl, beat the pumpkin, eggs, oil and vanilla until blended. Combine dry ingredients; gradually stir into pumpkin mixture.
  2. Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese, vanilla, milk and salt until smooth. Gradually add confectioners' sugar until smooth. Frost brownies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 5-6 dozen.
Originally published as Harvest Pumpkin Brownies in Taste of Home August/September 1996, p12

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2015

"Delicious and easy! For my non-dairy diet, I frosted these with a quick maple frosting from The Joy of Cooking. Moist, well received by friends at a meeting."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2015

"These are great - very moist and delicious. It REALLY does make 72 BROWNIES - IF YOU USE THE CORRECT PAN (15X10). Thanks!!"

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2015

"Using a 12" x10" pan this took close to 50 minutes to bake all the way through but smells relish, can't wait to try it once it cools enough to frost!"

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"Love to make these for the fall, moist and the frosting marries the two perfectly. Family is always asking me make them."

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"Excellent, I only make half the frosting recipe"

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