Southern Yam Dessert Squares

Recipe by PaulaG

This is a great alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. It comes from Borden Holiday Recipe Collection, 1987.

Top Review by Lil Missus

I thought that the crust was a little too thick for the amount of filling, but I might not have pressed it hard enough into the pan. Good taste though!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In large bowl of mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy.
  4. Add the dry ingredients mixing until crumbly.
  5. Reserve 1 cup of crumb mixture and press the remainder firmly on the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  6. Bake 10 minutes.
  7. While crust is baking, combine remaining ingredients (except nuts) in a large bowl and mix well.
  8. Pour over the prepared crust.
  9. Combine the nuts with the reserved crumb mixture and sprinkle evenly over top.
  10. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden.
  11. This can be served either warm or cold.
  12. It is delicious with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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