The perfect marriage of a pecan and pumpkin pie, these easy Pumpkin Pie Bars are a deliciously fun way to feed a crowd.
Tis the season for all things pumpkin!
As much as I love using pumpkins in my fall decor, I am a bigger fan of using them as ingredients in baked goods! (Are you with me on this one?)
This easy Pumpkin Bars recipe is delicious!! I’m not even a fan of pumpkin pie (say what?!) – but these bars are one of my favorite fall desserts. They are great to share with others and can easily feed a crowd. Also, they store great in the refrigerator, so you can make them ahead of time to serve at your gathering and/or not worry about them going bad if there are any leftovers. (Though I can honestly say I’ve never had that problem!)
Here is the recipe –
Pumpkin Pie Bars
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Easy Pumpkin Bars
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cups sugar divided
- 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 8 0 z pkg of cream cheese softened
- 3 eggs
- 1 15 oz can pumpkin not pumpkin pie flavored
- 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 350. Line a 13x9 pan with foil or parchment paper and grease slightly.
Mix flour, brown sugar and 1/4 cup regular sugar in a bowl.
Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Stir in oats and pecans.
Reserve 1 cup of this mixture. Press the remaining into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
Beat the cream cheese, remaining sugar, eggs, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice in the bowl of a mixer on medium speed until well blended. Pour over the baked crust and sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture.
Bake for 25 minutes. Cool slightly.
Lift the bars from the pan using the foil/parchment paper.
Cool completely and cut into bars.
EAENJOSHARSave the leftovers in a tightly covered container in the fridge.
HAPPY FALL BAKING!
About the Author: Larissa is a mom of 4 boys who likes to cook and create. The former Food Contributor on Somewhat Simple (2011), she now shares her creative adventures full-time on her own blog Just Another Day in Paradise.
This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in October 2011