All-Star Pumpkin Pie Dessert
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
1 hr 15 min



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


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  


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


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.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Reserve 1 cup cake mix for topping; set aside.

  3. STEP 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. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

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

  6. STEP 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.


17Fat (mg)
70Cholesterol (mg)
380Sodium (mg)
42Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)


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  November 11, 2011

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.

— says sheila
  July 14, 2011

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.

— says Mildred S.
  January 06, 2011

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

— says Deborah
  November 12, 2010

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

— says Barbara A.
  November 21, 2009

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.

— says Barbara
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