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Pumpkin Pie Squares: Beyond the Pie

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |

These pumpkin pie squares are a great alternative to traditional pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. They’re part pie, part cake, all delicious. A lovely addition to the dessert table if you are the potluck family, and they are also good just to have around at home.

Pumpkin Pie Squares
1 cup flour
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup (1 stick) Challenge Butter

Filling & Topping
2 eggs
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
1 can (15 oz.) solid pack pumpkin
2 Tablespoons brandy (or substitute ½ teaspoon vanilla)
1½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped pecans (or walnuts) (Topping)
½ cup brown sugar, packed (Topping)
2 Tablespoons Challenge Butter

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine crust ingredients cutting in butter with a pastry cutter or 2 knives. Mix until crumbly. Press into a 13″ x 9″ x 2″ baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

Filling: Mix together filling ingredients until well blended. Pour onto baked crust and bake for 20 minutes.

Topping: Combine topping ingredients using a pastry cutter to cut in butter. Sprinkle topping over pumpkin filling and bake an additional 20 minutes or until filling is set. Cool; cut into 3″ squares. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson


Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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