Pumpkin Pie Bars with Pecans
Serves: Serves 8-10
Cookie/crumb layer
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into slices
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
Pumpkin layer
  • 1 15-oz can pumpkin purée
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Grease a 13 x 9-inch glass baking pan with butter. Set aside.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and brown sugar for the cookie/crumb layers. Add the butter and cut in using two knives or a pastry blender.
  3. Reserve 1 cup of the cookie/crumb mixture and press the remaining cookie mixture into the prepared pan.
  4. Whisk together the pumpkin, egg, sugar, flour and pumpkin pie spice for the pumpkin layer. Spread evenly over the cookie layer.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, combine the reserved 1 cup of the cookie mixture with pecans, and then sprinkle all over on top.
  6. Slide the bars into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden.
  7. Let the bars cool and then slice into 1.5x1.5-inch bars.
Recipe by Maine Course at http://mainecourse.bdnblogs.com/2016/09/27/recipes/pumpkin-pie-bars-with-pecans/