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Pumpkin Pie Squares with Shortbread Crust

Pumpkin pie squares with a shortbread crust and topped with a pecan crumble. This dessert square recipe could also be cut into bars for pumpkin pecan bars.
dessert square recipe, pumpkin pecan bars


As soon as Labor Day is over, I am all in for Fall.   Not only do we love the cooler weather but also the excitement of the coming holidays, football season, and a brand new school year.   And it’s all about change and a time for all those Fall smells to engulf our home.  You know the ones, the smells of pumpkins, apples, caramel, popcorn balls, and roasted nuts.


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I’m jumping right in with this dessert square recipe to bring you just a couple of those fall flavors.   And these Pumpkin pie squares with shortbread crust are topped with a crumble of oatmeal, pecans and brown sugar.   Ok, everyone, LIGHT THOSE OVENS!!!   Because It’s FALL YA”LL!

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Pumpkin Pie Squares or Pumpkin Pecan Bars

This is a layered dessert square recipe with a shortbread cookie layer, pumpkin pie, and pecan topping
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
cooling time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dessert square recipe, Pumpkin Pecan Bars, Pumpkin Pie Squares with a Shortbread Crust
Servings: 8
Calories: 434kcal
Author: Evelyn


For the Crust

For the Filling

For the Topping


For the Crust

  • Mix flour, 1/2 cup of oatmeal and butter as for pie crust and press into ungreased 9 X 13-inch pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes

For the Filling

  • Combine the pure pumpkin, 3/4 cup sugar, pumpkin pie spice, eggs, salt and evaporated milk and beat well
  • Pour onto crust and bake for 30 minutes

For the Topping

  • Mix the pecans, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of quick oatmeal and 1 teaspoon vanilla and sprinkle over the filling
  • Return to oven and bake for 15 minutes until set, remove and allow to cool before cutting into squares


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 433IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg


Recipe Rating


Tuesday 15th of September 2015

So sorry, I left out the 1/2 cup of butter for the crust. I have added it now and thanks for letting me know


Tuesday 15th of September 2015

What is amount of butter used in crust...missing on recipe

Angela Paris

Tuesday 15th of September 2015

YUM! Your recipes always look so amazing!

Jamie Sherman

Tuesday 15th of September 2015

Yum, yum! This is a dessert I can get behind!!

Linda Nortje

Monday 14th of September 2015

Love the look of these gems, Evelyn ! I have to try more sweet pumpkin recipes !