These bars have all of the spice and warmth of classic pumpkin pie, but they're more easily assembled as bars with a simple press-in crust.

Pumpkin Pie Bars

Contributed by Sarah Jordan

Cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Serves: 1 tray

Course: Dessert

Skill level: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup (55g) dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (115g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • One 15-ounce (425ml) can pure pumpkin puree
  • One 12-ounce (340ml) can evaporated milk
  • Baked Press-In Crust
  • Crème fraîche, for serving

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425° (210° Celsius). In a small bowl, whisk the sugars with the spices and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs.
  3. Whisk in the sugar mixture, then whisk in the pumpkin puree and the evaporated milk until smooth.
  4. Pour the filling into the crust and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Lower the oven temperature to 350° (180° Celsius) and bake for about 25 minutes longer, until the filling is fully set.
  6. Transfer the pan to a rack and let cool completely. Cut into bars and serve with crème fraîche.

Make Ahead:

The pumpkin pie bars can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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A recipe from Food & Wine Magazine