All-Star Pumpkin Pie Dessert

Pumpkin Bar Recipe
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7 Reviews
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
1:15
Total Time
15 servings

Ingredients

Crust

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

Filling

2/3 cup
milk
1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1 ( 15-ounce) can
cooked pumpkin**
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
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

Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, sweetened, whipped
 
*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.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. Reserve 1 cup cake mix for topping; set aside.
  3. Combine remaining cake mix, butter and 1 egg in bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Spread in bottom of prepared baking pan. Set aside.
  4. Combine all filling ingredients in another bowl. Beat at low speed until smooth; pour filling over crust.
  5. Combine all topping ingredients except pecans in bowl; stir until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle topping over filling.
  6. 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.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
320
Cholesterol
70mg
Carbohydrates
42g
Protein
4g
Fat
17g
Sodium
380mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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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.

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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.

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I love this pie. Started making in 1999 and I won't eat regular pumpkin pie anymore.

Rating

Awesome dessert, everyone plowed through it, I will be making it again!

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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.

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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.

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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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