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Pumpkin Bars with Crumb Topping Recipe

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (6 Reviews)

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Pumpkin Bars Recipe

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Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
An oat and brown sugar crumb mixture forms the crust and topping for these great tasting pumpkin bars.

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 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 *

Preparation:

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

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

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User Reviews

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 2 out of 5
Not enough crust, Member robinopp

I'm not sure what I did wrong here but the amount of crust I was supposed to have did not even come close to filling the size pan that was in the recipe. I had to put it in a much smaller one and bake it twice as long. It still turned out good and people liked it but I would have preferred the recipe to be accurate. If I make it again I would double the ingredients for the crust.. So , for the person who wished there was more pumpkin just use the smaller pan and bake about 45 min.

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