Pumpkin Bar Recipe

All-Star Pumpkin Pie Dessert

This pumpkin dessert is a delicious and easy alternative to pumpkin pie! It has twice as many servings as traditional pumpkin pie.

15 min.prep time 1:15total time
15 servings
757 Ratings

Ingredients

Crust

1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package spice cake mix*
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

Filling

2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 (15-ounce) can cooked pumpkin**
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice***

Topping

1 cup reserved cake mix
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Garnish

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Reserve 1 cup cake mix for topping; set aside.

Combine remaining cake mix, butter and 1 egg in bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Spread in bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Set aside.

Combine all filling ingredients in another bowl. Beat at low speed until smooth; pour filling over crust.

Combine all topping ingredients except pecans in bowl; stir until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle topping over filling.

Bake 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Serve warm or cool with whipped cream. Cover; store refrigerated.

*Substitute carrot cake mix.

**Substitute 1 (30-ounce) can pumpkin pie mix. Omit 1/2 cup brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Bake 50-60 minutes.

***Substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 320

Fat: 17g

Cholesterol: 70mg

Sodium: 380mg

Carbohydrates: 42g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #9133©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Good taste. The directions state "to bake until knife inserted comes out clean". After 58 minutes and my knife still did not come out clean; I removed cake from the oven anyway. I was glad I did. The taste was very good, except for the over done crust on bottom. I will definitely make again knowing not to bake until the knife comes out clean.
I made this recipe 3 times this Summer to take to picnics. It was a Big Hit with everyone. It is so delicious and easy to make.

Instead of whipped ceam, I took a container of Cool Whip to garnish the squares.
I love this pie. Started making in 1999 and I won't eat regular pumpkin pie anymore.
Awesome dessert, everyone plowed through it, I will be making it again!
This is a great alternative to traditional pumpkin pie. A very simple recipe to follow. I'll be making this every Thanksgiving from now on.
It was a hit! It is really delicious and easy because you use the cake mix as the base. I was looking for a use for my home grown pumpkins and used fresh pumpkin puree.
I make this every year for Thanksgiving. I do not like regular pumpkin pie but I LOVE this! I crave this every year and get asked to make it every turkey day. You will not be disappointed!

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