Monday, November 19, 2007

Pumpkin Bars

We made Pumpkin Bars for the kids at school last week and They were excellent! I tried this recipe that my Sister-in-law found online. I'm sorry for not linking to the site, but I'm not sure waht site she got it from. They turned out really well and are a great alternative to Pumpkin Pie.

Pumpkin Bars

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 15 oz. can pumpkin
1 14 oz. can (1 ¼ cups) sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground allspice
1/3 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1 cup of the crumb mixture.

Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom and halfway up sides of ungreased 2-quart rectangular baking dish.

In another large bowl, stir together pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, cinnamon, salt, and allspice. Pour into crust-lined baking dish.

Stir pecans into reserved crumb mixture. Sprinkle pecan mixture over pumpkin mixture.

Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Chill in refrigerator for up to 2 hours. Store covered in refrigerator.