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Pumpkin Squares

Pumpkin Squares
Makes:
12
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
65
minutes
Vegetarian
based on
55 reviews
Pumpkin Squares have a layer of sumptuous pumpkin filling between a buttery crust and nutty, sweet topping.

In this recipe:



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Ingredients:

  • CRUST
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter), softened
  • FILLING
  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • TOPPING
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

FOR CRUST:
BEAT
flour, oats, brown sugar and butter in a small mixer until crumbly. Press onto bottom on an ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

FOR FILLING:
BEAT
pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in a large mixer bowl. until smooth. Pour over crust. Bake for an additional 20 minutes.

FOR TOPPING:
COMBINE
brown sugar and nuts in small bowl; sprinkle over filling. Bake for an additional 15 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.



Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    Yummy Pumpkin squares

    Annette Garcia from ,

    Made these for the first time today and they were very yummy. I will keep this recipe as part of my collection to make all year long. :)

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy!!!

    Lynn S from Centennial, CO

    I baked two batches, because I love pumpkin pie and all the ingredients sounded the same. This recipe instructions spelled it out perfertly. Thank you. I will prepare this for Thanksgiving instead of the pie now!

  •  Star(s)

    Pumpkin Squares

    Delia Buchholz from Corpus Christi, Texas

    My husband said I should see these because they are that good! Better that pumpkin pie...I can't ever get the pumpkin pie crust to come out flaky, so I like this recipe so much better because the crust is delicious.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious!

    Melissa Cowan from VALPARAISO, IN

    These were so good! I took them to my parents' house for dinner and everyone had seconds. An easy alternative to pumpkin pie when you don't want to make pie crust.

  •  Star(s)

    excellent

    Tina OBrien from Ludington, MI

    I just made these and they were almost gone by the next morning.Very tasty and they hit the spot on a cool day for a yummy desert.

  •  Star(s)

    great

    leann brogdon from Derby, KS

    this was really good !!!! everyone seem to love them the only thng is i changed the toping not all of my kids can have nuts so we did a cream cheese icing and yummmm!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Tasted like Pumpkin Pie

    Melissa from Wenatchee, WA

    If you want Pumpkin Pie made easy-these bars are great. We added whip cream to the top.

  •  Star(s)

    Pumkin Sqaures

    Allison Woods from HARRISON, AR

    This was a wonderful recipe, however due to a food allergy I had to substitute the pecans with chopped peanuts.

  •  Star(s)

    pumpkin pecan squares

    Penny Gant from DIX, IL

    i made these bars today, they were easy to make and very tasty, we love them, will definatly make again

  •  Star(s)

    Pumpkin Squares

    nadine cain from LINDENHURST, NY

    This was the only desert everyone wanted to take home - it's a keeper!!!

  •  Star(s)

    this is a good one really

    Phyllis Barton from RACINE, WI

    well my son and husband love pumkin evry thing,so this was a very beloved treat ! so a A+ for this treat, well next time i make it hope its even better

  •  Star(s)

    delicious

    Gerri toews from williams Lake, BC

    better then pumpkin pie, everyone loved it, and it's so easy

  •  Star(s)

    DELICIOUS

    Susan Haupt from TYRONE, PA

    Just follow the steps, to an absolute delicious desert! I love nuts, so I put, almonds, pecans, and walnuts, over the top. My family, loves oatmeal, and pumpkin, so this was a very loved desert! Try this One, You Can't Go Wrong!

  •  Star(s)

    Pumkin Squares

    Deb L from TOLEDO, OH

    Wow! Even my husband who doesn't like pumkin pie loved this pumpkin desert! I took it to a pot luck and it was devoured! It was actually very easy to make... just take it one step at a time. It tastes even better after it has cooled in the refrigerator overnight! I'll be making three more to take to our next three gatherings over the next couple of weeks! Great recipe! Thanks!

  •  Star(s)

    tasty

    Lani Simonton from Houston, TX

    These squares were very tasty; however, I prepared them as halloween treats for work and I am not sure how they will travel. The recipe says they are best cold.

  •  Star(s)

    pumpkin squares

    Barbara Mendoza from El paso, TX

    i really loved the pumpkin squares i read an other review that added cream cheese so did i and i also used walnuts instead of pecans my family loved them thank you

  •  Star(s)

    delicious

    shelley b from Lakeland, FL

    Was searching the recipes for something to make, came across this and WOW! It is absolutely delicious. I will be making this often, i love pumpkin and this takes it to another level.

  •  Star(s)

    Pumpkin Squares

    Karen Sonnon from POTTSVILLE, PA

    Very good! I made these for the office holiday party and they were a big hit. They were also very easy to make. Thanks!

  •  Star(s)

    Pumpkin Squares

    Shelly Lehman from GOSHEN, IN

    I thought this recipe had a great flavor and was easy to make. My family really enjoyed them as an after dinner treat!

  •  Star(s)

    My Husband is a Chocoholic usually doesn't like an

    Sheryl Zappia from Springfield, IL

    These are the very best pumpkin recipe and just enough of a change from regular old pumpkin pie. I made these the first time about 12 years ago and only recently rediscovered it here. I added 8oz.cream cheese it made the filling thicker so that when cut my husband can actually carry them around and makes it a bit easier for him to sneak them. In my husband's exact words...DELICIOUS!

  •  Star(s)

    pumpkin squares

    Monika Giesbrecht from St.Catharines, ON

    A delicious pumpkin pie taste but the oatmeal crust gives it a nice change. It's even better the next day.

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    pumpkin squares

    MONICA ALLEN from SAINT LOUIS, MO

    My husband & I absolutely LOVE this recipe. I will be making this one again but I think I'll try it with almonds instead. Thanks.

  •  Star(s)

    So Tasty.....

    P J Hatmaker from CORDOVA, TN

    This is a wonderful recipe. I used walnuts instead of pecans and it turned out great. We've been eating it for breakfast! No one can keep their hands away. Delightful!

  •  Star(s)

    Too Good To Be True

    Stephanie Krupnek from

    My father is a pumpkin fanatic so when I make anything with pumpkin he loves it, but this recipe is one of his favorites. I add almost twice as much pumpkin as it calls for but keep everything else the same except for using egg beaters in place of the eggs and adding about half serving more chopped nuts (I use walnuts better on the pocket book).

  •  Star(s)

    Pumpkin Squares

    BARB BERENS from BOLIVAR, OH

    Great recipe. Made it the first day of Fall for a work gathering and it was a total hit. Directions were clear and simple. Just GREAT.

  •  Star(s)

    Pumpkin Sqares

    Sheila Click from Simpsonville, SC

    I have made this for many years now and each fall I always try something new, but always go back to this recipe. I get many "this is great nana!" from my family.

  •  Star(s)

    Good Bars

    Marlene Asa from FREEBURG, IL

    These bars were pretty good; especially as my family loves just about anything made with Libby's pumpkin. However, the next time I make these, I will probably make a crust without the oats as they seemed to make the crust somewhat tough. Also, leftovers (if you have any) need to be kept under refrigeration. I made the error of assuming that since it was not mentioned in the recipe it wasn't needed--big mistake.

  •  Star(s)

    5 Stars

    Priscilla Reyes from Oconto Falls, WI

    this was a definite plus on my recipe list, everyone enjoyed these tasty bars in fact so much that there was not even a crumb left on the plate!!

  •  Star(s)

    Pumpkin squares

    PAT EMERICK from FREEPORT, IL

    The pumpkin squares were very good and my family really enjoyed them. I enjoyed the ease with the recipe.

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    Pumkin Squares

    JACQUELYN MUMBACH from WEST VALLEY, NY

    I made this from a recipe off of a can of pumpkin a few years ago and loved it. Lost the recipe and now I am thrilled to have it again!!

  •  Star(s)

    Just a couple changes .. for health and flavor

    Di Fritzsch from BAINBRIDGE, NY

    I tried this today and everyone LOVED it! I did change a couple of things ... like substituting a granulated brown sugar substitute (no change in quality and tasted great). I also added about half again as much spices. It seemed to need more once it was cooled. I also found it was easier to use my good old pastry blender to cut in the butter for the crust, rather than the electric mixer. I'm definitely adding this one to "the book" as my guys call my handwritten recipe collection, full of originals and friends' great recipes.

  •  Star(s)

    Pumpkin Squares

    L Jang from SAN MATEO, CA

    I liked the taste of this crust. It didn't get soggy and was a great complement to the pumpkin.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy pumpkin squares

    Leslie Sinclair from Kennewick, WA

    I just made these for the first time and served them to my bunko group and everyone raved about how yummy these bars are. Many even went for seconds. This recipe is a keeper.

  •  Star(s)

    These were great!

    MELISSA JENSEN from BIG RAPIDS, MI

    These bars were delicious! My family really enjoyed them, and they were really easy to make. Like another reviewer, I thought that the filling would be thicker, but they were good none the less.

  •  Star(s)

    A Hit!

    Kathleen Gad from Egg Harbor City, NJ

    These were made for a recent church function and were a huge hit! My mother managed to save just a few for us before they all disappeared. Definitely worth making again, they are SO delicious! I plan on making them for a home party I'm having this month.

  •  Star(s)

    Fall tradition

    PENNY SAUNDERS from EDINBURG, VA

    I make these every fall, especially for Thanksgiving. I have to hide them so my husband doesn't 'reduce the servings' and make me bake more.

  •  Star(s)

    As Good As Pie!

    Debbie White from PORTAGE, MI

    I made this recipe for a Friday Treat Day at work. East to make and easy to serve. It was a hit. People even asked for the recipe and all I had to do was print it and give it to them.

  •  Star(s)

    pumpkin squares

    Terri Sweetland from PORTLAND, OR

    I just didn't expect the filling to be so squishy. The flavor is great--basically like pumpkin pie, but I expected a firmer consistency as in a bar cookie.

  •  Star(s)

    Pumpkin Squares

    mimi cook from waterford, PA

    Got this recipe from a friend about 20 years ago and have made them ever since. They're wonderful served warm with a dab of whipped cream or some vanilla ice cream. I always double the topping and add a little butter to it.

  •  Star(s)

    Pumpkin Squares

    Loretta Hardina from Turtle Lake, WI

    I made these for Fathers Day and it was a big hit, I should have made two pans.

  •  Star(s)

    Very good pumpkin bars,

    Rena Ring from East Liverpool, OH

    Thought the recipe was easy to follow and make.Eeveryone loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    Gone in an evening!

    Cheri Leimenstoll from Temperance, MI

    I made this recipe for a family dinner. The whole pan was gone by the end of the evening. It was not difficult to make and it appealed to the little kids as well as my grandmother.

  •  Star(s)

    the best bars

    brenda ducaine from oconto, WI

    We had an informal family gathering friday nite with our grown children. 2 out of 4 don't care for chocolate so, I made these bars for something different. We all loved them and will add them to the list of family favorites to make again. Best of all most the ingredients I would normally have on hand at home.

  •  Star(s)

    Great!

    Kristen C from Mountain View, CA

    I made these this past weekend for a small family gathering, and they were gone within an hour! Also altered the topping a bit - brown sugar and more dry oats. Definitely saving this one!

  •  Star(s)

    Pumpkin Squares

    Randee Shears from Coon Rapids, MN

    I made these for my card club and everyone loved them.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Tasting and Fun to Make

    Terri Kelly from Fort Leavenworth, KS

    This tasted great - my husband devoured it - every time I looked another square was gone. It was really fun to make as well, the kids did a lot.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Recipe

    Chris Wood from Loveland, OR

    Our family really enjoyed these bars. I did make it in a smaller pan and added about 1/2 teaspoon more of the pumpkin spice, (as others advised.) The thicker bars made the crust a little hard and I think it still needed more pumpkin spice. I will try it in the recommended pan size next time. It was still yummy though.

  •  Star(s)

    Pumpkin Squares

    Irene Tokura from Saitama, Japan, AB

    I made this recipe for todays desert and everyone loved it including my child who hates anything thats made from pumpkin and my child loved it so it was a all hit with everyone in this house. I did everything as the recipe said excepf for one thing I added coconut to it and it was just perfect...

  •  Star(s)

    Mary Ware from McDonald, Pennsylvania

    mary ware from McDonald, PA

    My kids and coworkers new favorite treat!!! I took one pan to work and left one pan home and BOTH were gone in 12 hours!!! Don't let the advanced rating fool you, very easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious Pumkin Squares

    Rachel Dono from North Babylon, NY

    I baked the pumkin squares for my family last saturday and they absolutely loved it!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 320
  • Calories from Fat: 120
  • Total Fat: 14g (22% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 7g (35% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 60mg (20% of DV)
  • Sodium: 210mg (9% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 45g (15% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% of DV)
  • Sugars: 34g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 30% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Pumpkin Squares

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter), softened
  • FILLING
  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • TOPPING
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

FOR CRUST:
BEAT
flour, oats, brown sugar and butter in a small mixer until crumbly. Press onto bottom on an ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

FOR FILLING:
BEAT
pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in a large mixer bowl. until smooth. Pour over crust. Bake for an additional 20 minutes.

FOR TOPPING:
COMBINE
brown sugar and nuts in small bowl; sprinkle over filling. Bake for an additional 15 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.


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