Thursday, October 17, 2013

pumpkin dessert bars

pumpkin dessert 

I had a request last week to make something pumpkin-y for the blog. :)  This is my family’s vintage “go-to” pumpkin recipe (easier than pie or pumpkin roll)—and equally delicious.


Ingredients:

1 package yellow cake mix
1 1/2 sticks butter/margarine
3 eggs
1 (30 ounce) can pumpkin pie mix—(see photo below of the can)
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Reserve 1 cup of the yellow cake mix for later. To the rest of the mix, add 1 stick of melted butter and 1 egg. Mix and pat into the bottom of a 9x13 pan.



Mix the can of pumpkin pie mix with 2/3 cup of milk and 2 eggs. Pour over the first layer in the pan.



 

For the third layer, stir together your reserved 1 cup of cake mix, 1/2 stick butter (you can chop it into tiny pieces—cold or room temperature), 1/4 cup sugar, and cinnamon.

 

Crumble the mixture on top and bake for 50 minutes.



 

Let it cool before serving. I like to keep the leftovers in the fridge.


This is definitely a recipe to “pin” for a fall dinner party or for Thanksgiving! Yum!




10 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! Will have to give it a try for a fall-themed baby shower I am hosting next week!

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  2. Looks great and super easy! I will definitely be making it for the holidays this year :) Thanks Rachel!

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  3. I love that this starts out with a cake mix, that's my kind of baking! But honestly you had me at pumpkin. Fall desserts are the best!

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  4. This sounds divine. I'm going to have to put this on my list of things to try! Thank you!

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  5. Yum!
    I'm into everything pumpkin right now, and this is definitely getting added to the list. You always make the yummiest looking desserts :)

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  6. Do you think you could use just straight canned pumpkin if you added more cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg?

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    1. That's a great question! Looking up the ingredients for pumpkin pie mix online--I am thinking that you could just add 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 tsp salt, and 3/4 cup of sugar. You may only need 1 (15 ounce) can of pumpkin.

      I base this off these two links comparing Libby's recipe for pumpkin pie---one using the mix, and one using pumpkin + spices:

      http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/18470/libbys-famous-pumpkin-pie/detail.aspx

      http://www.verybestbaking.com/libbys/products/easypumpkinpiemix.aspx

      If you try it, let me know! :)

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    2. Thanks! I try to keep sugar in recipes low, so I'll substitute some raw honey or pure maple syrup into the pumpkin "mix". I may try this sometime soon, so if I do I'll definitely keep you posted!

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  7. I make something almost like this and it is so easy and wonderful! After reading your post I want to make it this weekend!

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Thank you so much for your comments! I enjoy reading each one, and if you ask me a question, I will respond below it :) Thanks again!!

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