- Preheat oven to 350Âº F.
- Spray baking dish with vegetable cooking spray. Combine currants, nuts and 2 tablespoons of flour in a small bowl, set aside. Sift together Â½ cup flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spice in another small bowl.
- In a 2 quart pan, over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar and remove from heat. Stir in pumpkin, vanilla and add eggs one at a time. Stir after adding each egg. Beat well.
- Add the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in currants and nut mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake 30 to 35 minutes. When cool, cut into bars. Garnish with a sprinkling of powdered sugar, if desired.
|Prep Time: 15 minutes|
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Container: 8-inch square baking dish
|-||1/2 cup currants (or your choice of dried fruit)|
|-||1/2 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans)|
|-||2 tablespoons all-purpose flour|
|-||1/2 cup flour|
|-||1/2 teaspoon baking powder|
|-||1/2 teaspoon salt|
|-||1/4 teaspoon soda|
|-||1/2 teaspoon nutmeg|
|-||1/2 teaspoon ginger|
|-||3/4 teaspoon cinnamon|
|-||1/2 cup butter or shortening|
|-||1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed|
|-||2/3 cup pumpkin|
|-||1 teaspoon vanilla|
|-||2 eggs (not beaten)|
|-|| optional garnish: powdered sugar|