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    Pumpkin Dessert Squares With Shortbread Crust

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    This dessert has extreme pumpkin flavor, with a crust that is so buttery, flakey and light, if you prefer a less sweeter filling just add in 3/4 cup sugar --- the crust must be mixed on the food processor or it will not have the same texture.

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    1. 1
      Set oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Set oven to second-lowest position.
    3. 3
      Butter an 8 x 8-inch baking pan.
    4. 4
      To make the crust: process all crust ingredients on a food processor for about 30 seconds until well blended.
    5. 5
      Press the mixture lightly into the prepared baking pan.
    6. 6
      Bake crust for 15 minutes, then remove from oven.
    7. 7
      Meanwhile prepare the filling.
    8. 8
      With an electric mixer, beat the softened cream cheese with 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar for about 2 minutes.
    9. 9
      Add in eggs and beat well until combined.
    10. 10
      Add in the pumpkin puree, vanilla and melted butter; mix until combined.
    11. 11
      In a small cup combine flour, cinnamon and allspice, then add to the pumpkin mixture; mix about 1-2 minutes.
    12. 12
      Pour over the partially baked crust, and return to oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until just set.
    13. 13
      Serve at room temperature or chilled, cut into squares with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 11, 2007


      I used 1 1/2 cups pumpkin as that was what I had left over from another recipe. I added 1 1/2 Tbsp flour. Instead of allspice I used 1/4 tsp nhutmeg, ginger and cloves. Used only 2/3 cup sugar + 2 Tbsp. The shortbread crust I followed the recipe.

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    • on July 08, 2007


      I had already made a shortbread crust in a 9x13 pan (the pecans had gone bad, so I had to make a change), so I used the filling on that crust. It was thin, but very good. I will try it on the 8x8 next time. The texture and taste was excellent. Thank you for yet another great recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pumpkin Dessert Squares With Shortbread Crust

    Serving Size: 1 (1331 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4244.6
    Calories from Fat 2580
    Total Fat 286.7 g
    Saturated Fat 176.3 g
    Cholesterol 1283.0 mg
    Sodium 2415.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 381.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 13.0 g
    Sugars 252.4 g
    Protein 52.4 g

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