Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Bars





I sure do like colder weather. I am so excited for the coming holidays - decorations, music, the general happiness and warm feeling I get.


This year promises to be a very fun holiday season with Indigo. She is in that prime learning phase where holidays hold a special place and excite her.


Some of the things I most enjoy, please feel free to join in :


1. Pumpkin Spice & Gingerbread lattes
2. Cookie baking, I schedule baking sessions with friends...with a side of mulled wine, which I promise to share the recipe here.
3. Wrapping myself up with multiple comforters at night.
4. Holiday movies, my current favorite is the The Grinch with Jim Carey.



Now that I have set the proper mood, Let's get this fall party on the move...
Fall begins on Sept 22ND - Yeah, so I am early! Story of my life really.







Delightfully borrowed from : Pumpkin Pie bars



Ingredients


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 eggs
3/4 cup white sugar
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves



DIRECTIONS


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).


In a medium bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Mix in flour. Fold in oats. Press into a 9x13 inch baking dish (MAKE SURE DISH IS BUTTERED AND FLOURED). Bake in preheated oven 15-20 minutes, until set.


In a large bowl, beat eggs with white sugar. Beat in pumpkin and evaporated milk. Mix in salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Pour over baked crust.
Bake in preheated oven 35-55 minutes, until set. Let cool before cutting into squares.


Tip on removing - I cut the bars into 4 pieces with a sharp knife. I removed all large 4 pieces and then cut those into small squares.


Get your NOM on



29 comments:

Ingrid said...

lol, it's in the 90's here. Hot! But doesn't stop me from wishing you'd share one of those delish looking bars!
~ingrid

jennaseverythingblog said...

Looks so good--I agree about the cold weather. It is making my kitchen seem more inviting, and making me excited about cooking comfort food, not to speak of the holiday warm fuzzies . . . mmmmmm.
Oh, and this totally random, but I love your white-tiled kitchen counter.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This looks awesome! I adore everything pumpkin (you'll see a lot of it on my blog this fall) and I like making pumpkin cheesecake bars!

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

How perfect! I was just thinking that pumpkin pies are so unwieldy and then I see that you have posted a pumpkin bar! Woohoo. I'm definitely trying these soon :)

newlywed said...

yum! My mom made us pumpkin bars when I was growing up, and I've never tried making them on my own. This recipe looks great!

Tia said...

YES!!! pumpkin season is here!

Yummy Team said...

WOW!! This looks gorgeous, Jennifurla...Am drooling over the first pic..

Mary said...

These bars look and sound delicious. Our nights have turned cold and pumpkins will soon be in our markets. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

The Comfort of Cooking said...

Oooh, Jen, these look wonderful - I love 'em! They look just like the perfect pumpkin pie in a bite.

Foodessa said...

Jennyfurla...You certainly got my juices going for some delicious Autumn baking ;o)

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Pam said...

I love pumpkin anything! These bars look amazing!

Nirmala said...

Pumpkin anything is my favorite especially pie.

girlichef said...

I love fall, my favorite season...and these pumpkin bars scream fall. YUM!

Sarah said...

the first bite of pumpkin is the first day of fall. your first bite looks amazing.

Jess--Sugar High said...

Nothing makes me happier than pumpkin pie :) I love fall!

baking.serendipity said...

Anything pumpkin is perfection in my world, and I'm sure these bars wouldn't disappoint! Ps, I love that polka dotted plate!

aipi said...

I think fall is most romantic of all seasons :))
The pumpkin bars.. they look beyond amazing!
very tempting pics Jennifurla!

US Masala

Monet said...

Now if it was only easier for me to get a hold of some canned pumpkin! We have a shortage here...but I will track some down, I have to now! These look so delicious, and I'm right there with you...I can't wait for fall and winter. So much baking to be done!

Monica H said...

I've been boycotting the end of summer, but that doesn't mean I don't want to eat several of these! I love pumpkin with a passion and as soon as the 23rd comes along and it's officially Autumn, I am whipping out the pumpkin. I've already started stocking up my stash!

Jenn said...

My mom makes pumpkin pie bars every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas...I love them so much! Hard to believe the holidays are almost upon us! Your bars look scrumptious!!

Eliana said...

My favorite part of fall is being able to enjoy pumpkin galore!!! These bars look outstanding.

Beth said...

Those bars look delicious. And Indigo is SUCH a cutie!

Tracy said...

You're not early, you're right on time! As far as I'm concerned, fall starts on September 1st. ;-)

theUngourmet said...

Pumpkin everything is one of my favorite things about autumn and wintertime. Your bars looks so scrumptious! I hope you have a wondrous holiday season with your sweet Indigo! I always loved seeing the wonder in my little ones eyes during the holiday season. They are bigger now and still enjoy it but it's super fun when they are babies and toddlers.

Sara said...

This looks great! I love the idea of doing a twist and having these as bars rather than a pie...definitely more fun! I also like putting oats in the crust - I think that flavor would blend really well with the pumpkin. Yum!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

These have pumpkin so they must be healthy, right?

Sue said...

YUM! So, these look fabulous! A must-make!

Katrina said...

Mmm, bring on the pumpkin/fall baking!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Um, another one I will make for sure! I am a sucker for anything pumpkin too! Love the Starbuck's Pumpkin spice (Coffee and bread!) I may just blog about this one too and if I do I will link it back to you :)