Pumpkin Pie Squares
Fall is in full swing here at Russo’s. It is a hectic time of year here on our farm, but also one of my favorite seasons. Acres of pumpkins in our fields are ready to be picked and sold in anticipation for Halloween and Thanksgiving. It truly is the time of year when our harvest is bountiful and plenty. Fall in our house also means plenty of pumpkin recipes to make, bake and share. This Pumpkin Pie Squares recipe is one my mom has been making as long as I can remember.
Pumpkin Pie Squares are a twist on a classic pumpkin pie. What’s the twist you ask? These bars are made in a sheet pan with a sweet, buttery and crunchy oatmeal crust. In addition, they have a nut topping which give the bars an extra tasty crunch. They are delicious. Dear daughter Gabrielle absolutely LOVES pumpkin pie and this is one of her favorite pumpkin desserts. I hope you enjoy it as much as she does.
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup. quick-cooking oatmeal
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 - 15 oz. can Libby's pumpkin or 2 cups fresh
- 1 - 12 oz. can evaporated milk
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine flour, oatmeal, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter in mixing bowl. Mix until crumbly, using a mixer on low speed.
- Press into greased 13 x 9 pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
- Combine pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, salt, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in mixing bowl.
- Pour into crust and bake for 20 minutes.
- While squares are baking, combine nuts, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons of butter.
- Sprinkle topping over pumpkin squares. Return to oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until pumpkin filling is set.
- Cool completely and cut into 15 squares.
These look delicious and don’t sound terribly hard to make either!
Yum! Fall is my favorite time of the year (for many reasons), but I adore pumpkin so much that I love having a multitude of ways to eat it. Your pumpkin squares look fantastic. I’m imagining myself munching on one while sipping a hot cup of coffee or chai tea. 🙂
this looks super yummy and delicious
These look so good! Will have to try making these this Fall 🙂
These look so good and the ingredients are what I normally have on hand.
These look great, and something a little different for a great snack
Those look delicious, and your photography is amazing too! I’m looking forward to the fall flavors at the farmer’s market! I’d love to try making these! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Foodie Fridays! Pinning!
These sound delicious! I love that I’m finding so many pumpkin recipes this month.
Yummy…I love pumpkin. I actually have a Pinterest board specifically for nothing but pumpkin uses. Pinned your post. I ate 8 sugar pumpkins last winter and hope to get a dozen this year. What a delicious way to eat healthy from fall through winter into spring.
Just …Yum!! Glad I found this at Motivational Monday! Following you now.
since The Hubby love pumpkin pie, I think he’d adore these squares! thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. Pinned. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com
These look delicious. Thanks for linking to Pintastic Pinteresting Party!!! Yummy I will have to try these this fall!
What a simple and delicious way to use pumpkin in a non-pie:) Thanks for stopping by our Happy Holidays Link Party – be sure to join us again this week (beginning on Saturday at 7 pm ET) and every week through the holidays.
These look really nice, and something different than the usual. Definitely on my holiday list.