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Pumpkin Squares

 Pumpkin SquaresA buttery crust is topped with a layer of creamy spiced pumpkin filling and a nutty, sweet topping. A great dessert for the holidays.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened

Filling:
1 (15-ounce) can LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Topping:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. For Crust: Beat flour, oats, brown sugar and butter in a small mixer until crumbly. Press onto bottom on an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. For Filling: Beat pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in a large mixer bowl. until smooth. Pour over crust. Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  4. For Topping: Combine brown sugar and nuts in small bowl; sprinkle over filling. Bake for an additional 15 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.

Makes 24 bars.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.