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PECAN PUMPKIN BARS

Yield

20 bars

Time

1 hour 20 minutes

With an easy crust and a creamy pumpkin layer topped with sweet pecans, these pumpkin pecan bars combine two of the best fall desserts into one delicious treat.

INGREDIENTS

Crust ‣ 1 cup all-purpose flour ‣ 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats ‣ 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed ‣ 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened Pumpkin Filling ‣ 16 ounce pumpkin puree, (1 can) ‣ 12 ounce evaporated milk, (1 can) ‣ 3/4 cup granulated sugar ‣ 2 eggs ‣ 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ‣ 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger ‣ 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves ‣ 1/4 teaspoon salt Pecan Topping ‣ 3/4 cup pecans, chopped ‣ 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed ‣ whipped cream, optional ‣ ground cinnamon, optional

1

Prepare the crust by thoroughly mixing the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, and butter

MIX THE CRUST

2

Pack and press the crust into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil, then bake.

PRESS CRUST INTO BAKING DISH

3

While the crust cools, whip the filling by thoroughly mixing the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt.

PREPARE FILLING

4

Pour the filling on top of the crust in the baking dish, then bake a second time.

POUR FILLING OVER CRUST

5

While the filling layer cools, thoroughly mix the brown sugar and pecans.

PREPARE THE TOPPING

6

Sprinkle sugary pecans on top of the pumpkin layer, then bake one final time.

SPRINKLE TOPPING OVER FILLING LAYER