Quick and Easy Pumpkin Squares

"With a yummy crust and pumpkin pie filling,this delicious dessert from my childhood is loved by all! My husband's boss liked it even though he doesn't like pumpkin."
 
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Quick and Easy Pumpkin Squares created by CookingONTheSide
Ready In:
55mins
Ingredients:
18
Serves:
16
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • CRUST: Empty cake mix into a bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture forms moist even crumbs. RESERVE ONE CUP MIXTURE. Add the egg to the remaining mixture and stir until crumbled together.
  • Spoon into a 9" x 13" greased pan and press lightly to form an even layer. Bake for 10 minutes and remove, but leave the oven on.
  • FILLING: Beat two eggs until foamy. Beat in pumpkin, milk, spices and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Pour on top of baked layer. (It should be liquidy but don't worry - it will bake up fine.).
  • TOPPING: Combine reserved crumb mixture with 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup butter. Sprinkle to form an even layer of crumbs on top of the pumpkin batter.
  • Bake until custard is slightly set in the center, about 30-40 minutes. Let cool completely.
  • GARNISH with whipped cream or ice cream and serve!

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  1. CoffeeB
    Absolutely delish!!!! Just like pumpkin pie...only better in my estimation. Due mostly bc of the yummy tasting crust. So much better than traditional pie crust. These will be made again in place the normally requested pumpkin pie. TYSM!!!!<br/>Made for PRMR.
     
  2. Dawna E.
    This was really good. I took it to a potluck, and it was a hit! Note: refrigerated Country Crock is NOT a suitable substitute for COLD butter if you want to make crumbles! Mine turned into cookie batter, so I plunked it on top, hoping it would just kinda sink and become flavor pockets. Well, they stayed on top and melted into flat little blobs. It looked a bit diseased, but it was delicious! I'll tryi t again, for sure.
     
  3. CookingONTheSide
    These are wonderful! The bottom layer is delicious and the topping is even moreso. I served mine after being chilled in the refrigerator for awhile, just like I like my pumpkin pie. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Quick and Easy Pumpkin Squares Created by CookingONTheSide
  5. Maito
    These are SO delicious!! I totally agree that they are like a cake layer with pumpkin pie on top. The topping is wonderfully crispy if you eat these right after cutting them (once you wrap them in plastic you lose it). The only things I really did differently was to make my own cake mix and halve the sugars, since we don't like things too sweet. DH loves pumpkin, and just raved about these!
     

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