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Pumpkin Squares with Oat Crust and Crumb Topping

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Pumpkin Squares with Crumb Topping

Pumpkin Squares with Crumb Topping

Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
The pumpkin filling of these pumpkin bars is spiced with cinnamon and ginger and other spices. The great tasting oat crust is buttery and chewy.

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • .
  • Filling:
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree (16 ounce can)
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice *


Combine oats, flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 teaspoon salt, the baking soda, and the butter; beat until mixture is crumbly. Reserve about 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture and press remaining mixture into a lightly buttered 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes.

Prepare filling. Beat filling ingredients until well blended and smooth. Spread filling over the crust; sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Return to oven and bake 25 minutes longer. Cool and cut into bars.

*The following can be combined to make pumpkin pie spice


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 4 out of 5
A Welcome addition to my holiday favorites., Member BakeyBee123

Nothing says this season to me so much as something yummy baking in the oven. This recipe fits that criteria to a tee, and bonus...they are DE-LICI-OUS!! Bake 'em up and enjoy and have a lovely, joyous, holiday season.

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