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Pumpkin Pecan Squares

October 9, 2019

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These little squares are easy to prepare,  and loaded with pumpkin pie  flavors.  The pumpkin is made even better with the addition of the Pumpkin Pie Spice and True Cinnamon.  With pumpkin treats this delicious and easy to make - you may find  they are  a great replacement for the traditional pumpkin pie!

 

Ingredients:

For The Crust:

1 cup flour

1/2 cup old-fashioned or instant oats

1/2 cup butter (room temperature)

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar


For The Pumpkin Filling:

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin

1 can (12 fl. ounces) evaporated milk

2 eggs

1 Tblspn Pumpkin Pie Spice

1 tsp True Cinnamon


For the Topping:

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 tsp True Cinnamon

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare a 13 x 9 inch pan by lightly spraying it with cooking spray. 

To make the crust:  Combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and butter in a bowl and mix until crumbly.  Press this mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.  Bake the crust for 15 minutes.  Let the crust cool completely before topping with  the filling.


To make the pumpkin filling:  Combine the granulated sugar, pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs and spices in a mixing bowl.  Beat at medium speed for 1 -2 minutes.  Pour  filling over the prepared crust. Bake for 20 minutes. 


To make the topping:  Combine the pecans, brown sugar and True Cinnamon in a small bowl.  Sprinkle this mixture over the top  of the cooked pumpkin filling.  Return to the oven and cook for an additional 15 - 20 minutes (or until knife inserted into the center comes out clean).  Cool completely on a wire rack and then cut into bars.  Top with whipped cream if desired.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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