Pumpkin pie squares

Pumpkin pie squares

Wonderful alternatives to pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin is a key ingredient for Thanksgiving recipes and there are many great pumpkin recipes. If you are looking for a recipe for a pumpkin dessert to try instead of making pumpkin pie, this is a great alternative. Pumpkin pie squares are very similar to pumpkin pie, but yet they are slightly different.

The ingredients you will need to make these are:

  • 1 c. flour
  • ½ c. quick oats
  • ½ c. brown sugar, packed
  • ½ c. butter
  • 2 c. pumpkin
  • 1 (12 ½ ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ginger
  • ¼ tsp. cloves
  • ½ c. pecans
  • ½ c. brown sugar, packed
  • 2 T. butter

To make pumpkin pie squares, you will need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next, place the flour, oats, ½ c. brown sugar and ½ c. butter in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer. Spread this mixture into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan and push down evenly. Bake this crust in the oven for around 15 to 20 minutes.

Then you will need to combine the pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt and spices in a large bowl. Mix really well and pour this into the baked crust. Bake for around 20 more minutes.

Finally, combine the pecans, ½ c. brown sugar and 2 T. butter and mix well. This will be a crunchy topping for the bars. Spread this over the bars and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes.