Ultra-Easy Pumpkin Pie Squares

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Super easy and perfect for the beginner cook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease and flour a 8X11 inch baking pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Disregard instructions on cake mix box, you're not going to bake a cake.
  4. Mix dry cake mix (minus 1 cup dry mix) and melted butter.
  5. Add egg and mix till it holds together (different cake mixes react differently, so you may need to add a small amount of milk 1/2 tsp. at a time, if necessary to hold mixture together).
  6. Pat crust mixture into pan with your fingers, coating bottom and up the sides about 1 inch.
  7. Mix together the filling ingredients, along with the reserved 1 cup of dry cake mix, and pour into the crust.
  8. Mix the topping ingredients (minus the optional nuts) together with a fork or pastry blender till mixture is crumbly.
  9. Mix in nuts, if desired.
  10. Sprinkle topping mixture over filling and bake for 45-60 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  11. Cool and serve with whipped cream.
Most Helpful

I made several different kinds of pumpkin squares recently for a gathering, and this was the one everyone wanted the recipe for... not just for the new to baking, but great for time constrained bakers as well!

sidhe_celt December 11, 2009

This is a very tasty dessert. We loved it. I was unsure it was going to turn out because my crust was very wet, not dry at all (not sure if that's how it's suppose to be?). I did not need to add the additional milk. The filling is a very nice flavor of pumpkin with just enough spices. When I try this again I will skip the toppings and see if my family still likes this. It was a nice addition but it was spots of extra sweetness. But still it was a very good dessert to have after a light meal. Will be excellent to have on Thanksgiving.

Nikki Kate May 04, 2007