Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Pumpkin Bars

1 cup flour, sifted
1/2 cup oatmeal, quick rolled
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups pumpkin
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 (13 oz.) can evaporated milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves

Mix flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, and butter until crumbly on low speed. Press into a 9x13 pan. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
Mix the rest of the ingredients and pour onto cooked crust. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Topping
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
whipped cream

Mix pecans, brown sugar, and butter together. Sprinkle over the pumpkin. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the pumpkin is set. Cool in pan. Top with whipped cream.

from Bobbie Shelley of the Three Fountains Ward


I made these yummy treats today. I like them because they have a pretty substantial crust. I didn't use pecans in the topping, since Mabel is allergic to tree nuts (and we don't really like nuts in general at our house), but I think they would add a nice crunch. I just realized, though, that while all of these pumpkin treats are good, they are really just substitutes for the ultimate treat-- Marie Callender's pumpkin pie. They are good, but they aren't the pie.

10 comments:

  1. about 15 minutes ago, i finished up a batch of your oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. very yummy. even used the whole wheat flour like you suggested. i'm healthy too. :)

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  2. So there's another pumpkin bar out there. Maybe mine should be called pumpkin cake like Oliver suggested.

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  3. what would i do without your recipies.

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  4. These sound way better than pumpkin pie to me and I'm going to make them asap. I need to post my heavenly recipe for pumpkin bread pudding.

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  5. I have to say I like everything pumpkin, except pie! These sound really good- I've never had pumkin bars like this before and I can't wait to try them, thanks!

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  6. would you stop already! :)

    I've made AND EATEN every one of your yummy pumpkin treats!!

    Sounds so good.... I guess you know what I'll be baking this weekend!

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  7. Seriously-- this is the BEST recipe. I pretty much love pumpkin anything, but these are ridiculous. Thanks!

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  8. I love all of your pumpkin recipes! They are so amazing!

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  9. Made this yesterday. YUM.

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