Quick and Easy Pumpkin Pie Bars

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

I generally bake from scratch, but I ran across this recipe that uses a yellow cake mix that is fabulous. It makes a beautiful three-layer bar that is good either with or without the whipped cream.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine cake mix from box, melted butter and one of the eggs; beat until combined.
  2. Set aside one cup of the cake-mix mixture.
  3. Spread remaining cake mix mixture in an ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan.
  4. Press to form an even crust.
  5. In medium mixing bowl, beat together the remaining eggs, the pumpkin, evaporated milk, brown sugar and the 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice.
  6. Pour the pumpkin mixture over crust in prepared pan.
  7. Combine the reserved cake-mix mixture, the sugar, the 2 tablespoons softened butter and the cinnamon.
  8. Dot evenly over the pumpkin mixture.
  9. Bake in a 350° oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until done when tested with toothpick.
  10. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  11. Cut into 16 squares and then into triangles.
  12. Serve with whipped cream with additional pumpkin pie spice sprinkled on top.
Most Helpful

To: Sharlene W. My Stars, Girl, this is the most elegant looking and delicious tasting pumpkin recipe I've tried in many a moon! Think I'll forego traditional pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, and serve this. Thanks so much for posting this outstanding dessert. Laudee C. (Colorado)

Laudee July 16, 2002

Wow - I was looking for something quick made with pumpkin to take to work in the morning. This really fit the bill. I used French Vanilla cake mix as that's all I had. Followed the recipe to the tee except added a little brown sugar to the reserved crumb mix for added richness (and because I love brown sugar :-) ). It turned out great and had lots of compliments today at work. Thanks for posting Sharlene!

Debi H November 26, 2008

wonderful! easy! delicious!

MA HIKER September 20, 2009