Pumpkin Pie Bars

October 7, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

These taste like pumpkin pie in bar form (if that wasn’t obvious from the title), except they are even better.  Boring pie crust is replaced with a buttery dense cake.  Although I didn’t have any, a dollop of cool whip would make these just unbeatable.

You need

Crust:

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted

Pumpkin pie topping:

  • 1 15-ounce can of pumpkin
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 16-ounce package powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To make the crust, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.  Pat the mixture into a lightly greased 13×9-inch baking pan.

Prepare filling:
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth.  Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together.  Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well.

Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.  Don’t over bake – the center should still jiggle a little.

 

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