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Easy Pumpkin Pie Bars

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Easy pumpkin pie bars are super popular at fall & Thanksgiving holidays. These ultra easy pie squares are made with a shortbread pie crust and creamy pumpkin filling and they are 100% delicious!

These easy pie bars with oatmeal crust have all the taste of pumpkin pie in a 9 x 13 pan.

When I think of Thanksgiving, pumpkin recipes are one of the first things to enter my mind.

Come October and into November, I’ll be making these on repeat!

Why I love these easy pumpkin pie bars

These pumpkin bars are a warm and fuzzy recipe for me. It’s adapted from an old family cookbook that I love to flip through.

Not only does it have awesome, old school recipes, it has copies of penned recipes from my Grandma and Great Grandma.

But all nostalgia aside, these pumpkin dessert bars are great for taking to Thanksgiving or any gathering when a single pie simply won’t do.

Why won’t one pie do?

Because this recipe can feed a crowd at a potluck! Or, you can make entire pan for your family.

I won’t judge.

Basically, these are pumpkin pie slices instead of wedges. Personally, I like pumpkin bars even better!

Ingredients in Pumpkin Pie Bars

  • flour, rolled oats, brown sugar and butter – make up the shortbread crust for our pumpkin pie bars
  • pumpkin puree – make sure you use 100% pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling
  • evaporated milk
  • eggs
  • sugar
  • salt
  • cinnamon, ground ginger and ground clove – basically, all the makings of pumpkin pie spice
  • whipped cream – a must!

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Bars

Step 1: Make the pie crust:

In a medium bowl or in the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, oats, brown sugar and softened butter.

Mix using a fork or a pulse in your processor until crumbly and butter is incorporated. Honestly, I just use a fork. I figure I burn some calories that way!

You’ll know the mixture is ready when it clumps when pressed together. Press the shortbread crust into an un-greased 9×13 inch pan and bake for 15 minutes.

When it’s done, it will look like the photo below.

Make the Pumpkin Pie Filling

Step 2: Make the pumpkin pie filling: While the crust is baking, let’s get working on our filling for the pie bars.

In a large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt and spices in a large bowl. Beat well using a whisk or a mixer until smooth.

Again, I choose to use a whisk but you pick whichever you like. Btw, I wonder how many calories I’m actually burning. Maybe I better make another batch, you know – just to maximize my calorie output….

pumpkin pie bar filling

Anyway, pour the pumpkin mixture over the baked crust. There’s no need to cool the crust, just pour it and pop it back in the oven.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until filling is set alllll the way into the middle of the pumpkin pie bars.

Cool before cutting pumpkin pie squares into pieces and serving. Top with whipped cream!

Soooooo yummy!

From pumpkin roll cake to pumpkin spice pancakes and mini pumpkin pies, there is so much pumpkin love going on here! If you have leftover pumpkin puree, why not make some Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal?

FAQs

Do Pumpkin Pie Bars need to be refrigerated

Yes, just like regular pumpkin pie, these need to be stored in the refrigerator until serving.

Can you substitute condensed milk for evaporated milk?

No, these are two very different products. Be sure to grab the right one for your recipe!

I hope you’ll make my easy pumpkin pie bars soon and leave a review to tell me what you think! When you leave comments here, it helps others, too!

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made with love, Deanne
Yield: 16 bars

Easy Pumpkin Pie Bars

pumpkin pie bars

Easy pumpkin pie bars are super popular at fall & Thanksgiving holidays. These ultra easy pie squares are made with shortbread crust and creamy pie filling.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 15 oz canned pumpkin puree
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • whipped cream, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

TO MAKE THE CRUST

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar and butter. Mix using a fork or a mixer until crumbly and butter is incorporated (mixture will clump when pressed together). Shortbread Crust Mixture - This Farm Girl Cooks
  2. Press into an un-greased 9x13 inch pan. Shortbread Crust - This Farm Girl Cooks
  3. Bake for 15 minutes

TO MAKE THE PUMPKIN MIXTURE

  1. While crust is baking, combine pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt and spices in a large bowl. Beat well until smooth. Pumpkin Pie Bar Filling - This Farm Girl Cooks
  2. Pour over crust. Pumpkin Pie Bars - This Farm Girl Cooks
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 Pumpkin Pie Bars - This Farm Girl Cooksminutes or until filling is completely set in the center.
  4. Cool before cutting into squares and serving. Top with whipped cream if desired.

Notes

Tips: Use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g

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Neha

Wednesday 13th of November 2019

I adore pie bars even more than pie for they are so easy to feed a crowd and look so cute. Pinning your recipe to try later on weekend!

Deanne Frieders

Thursday 14th of November 2019

Thanks Neha, enjoy!

kim

Tuesday 12th of November 2019

These were absolutely delicious! Everyone loved these so much!

Deanne Frieders

Thursday 14th of November 2019

So glad to hear it Kim!

Calleigh | The Fork Bite

Tuesday 12th of November 2019

These pumpkin pie bars are so much easier because you don't need to bother with the pie crust. I love them smooth and creamy... yummers!!

Deanne Frieders

Thursday 14th of November 2019

Agreed!!!

Anita

Tuesday 12th of November 2019

I'm loving this. So much easier than a pie, and tastes just as delicious. This is going to be such a big help come Thanksgiving. :)

Deanne Frieders

Thursday 14th of November 2019

For sure, they're perfect for Thanksgiving!

Sara Welch

Tuesday 12th of November 2019

Such a delicious treat and perfect for fall! Looking forward to enjoying this again and again over the next few weeks! Yum!

Deanne Frieders

Thursday 14th of November 2019

So glad you enjoyed them Sara!

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