Southern Yam Dessert Squares

"This is a great alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. It comes from Borden Holiday Recipe Collection, 1987."
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In large bowl of mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Add the dry ingredients mixing until crumbly.
  • Reserve 1 cup of crumb mixture and press the remainder firmly on the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  • Bake 10 minutes.
  • While crust is baking, combine remaining ingredients (except nuts) in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Pour over the prepared crust.
  • Combine the nuts with the reserved crumb mixture and sprinkle evenly over top.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden.
  • This can be served either warm or cold.
  • It is delicious with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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  1. 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!
  2. 50 stars are not enough for this recipe. we had a thanksgiving dinner in March last night and this my contribution, what a hit!!! everyone loved it and requested a copy of the recipe. ooey, gooey, pumpkiny wonderful and easy too!


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