I used home made pumpkin, which is more moist, and it didn't turn out firm enough.
Tastes like pumpkin pie but with a nutty shortbread crust. Used light cream cheese. One serving only 4 Weight Watcher's points +. Yummm!
I am rating this a 3 star, only because of taste. Definitely needs more spice. And please...store in the fridge...it goes soft really fast, then turns gooey.
Best eaten same day!
Delish... my family loves these!
So super delicious, but don't do what I did the first time and leave them out on the counter (went mouldy in a couple days!) Really tasty when using allspice.
Delicious! I baked the crust as directed but gave the whole recipe (once pumpkin mixture was added) about 8-10 mins more in the oven. I let it sit for a good hour on the counter before slicing & refrigerating. Overall very pleased with the texture and flavour! I did add about 1 tsp cinnamon to the crust and an extra tsp or two of pumpkin pie spice to the pumpkin, and used a mixture of walnut & pecan pieces as that's what I had on hand. Looking forward to making this again!
This was a delicious dessert. I love pumpkin pie so this was an excellent alternative, making them again tonight!
Delicious! nice alternative to pumpkin pie in the fall.
not as tasty as the ratings say
definetly needs more spice
try adding cinnamon and nutmeg, aswell as the pumpkin pie spice, now we're talking
These were amazing. Not quite as thick as I would have liked, might try making them in square pan instead of rectangular next time.
These bars are YUMMY!!!!!! Made them for my son who came home from University for the weekend. His favourite dessert is pumpkin pie, and these were a real hit! Will definitely make them again and again!
Made this yesterday for the first time and entered it in a Pumpkin Bake Off. Took first place with 97% as judged by a Professional Cooking Student at SAIT, a Pastry Chef and Owner of her own business, another Bakery Owner and a Sous Chef of a local restaurant. I added 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg to crust as suggested, and used pie filling instead of pure pumpkin as also suggested. For presentation, I drizzled plate and bar with caramel sauce, topped with fresh whipped cream, a whole caramelized pecan with chopped pecans, and a pinch of cinnamon. The pastry chef said it had all the elements - crunch, smooth, sweet and light. They loved it, and so did my company last night. Will definitely make it again!
Easy to make & yummy to eat
This is one of the best square recipes I have made in recent years, and have always had raves from everyone that has tasted the squares. If you like pumpkin you will absolutely find this one of the best ways to use canned pumpkin.
Excellent recipe!! I have made it many times for me and my husband and will continue to make it.
Wonderful! Made them for Thanksgiving! My son brought home is roommate from university and they kept the frig door swinging and emptied the container in no time. I baked mine a bit longer (5 min.)
This might just be my new favorite pumpkin recipe. It is so easy to make and freezes well. You can serve it in smaller portions on a assorted baking tray or in larger pieces topped with Cool Whip or icecream for a yummy dessert. I would recommend storing leftovers in the fridge or freezing.
Better than pumpkin pie......and pumpkin pie is my favourite
This was a hit for Thanksgiving. Excellent recipe.
I would double the spices - a wonderful dessert!
tasted great and very easy! used pumpkin spice in crust and pumpkin pie filling instead of plain pumpkin as suggested by another member!
Good very good. I sent it to three friends. Everyone liked it that tried it, and it is easy to make. Cooked faster that a pumpkin pie.
These were fabulous!!!! I used Splenda white and brown sugar instead of regular. One of my favorites now. Will definately make again.
Really easy to make and a total hit! Love this one! :)
Followed the instructions as written. The recipe was easy and very delicious. It was helpful to have 2 people lift the foil from the pan since the squares are very moist.
Great Recipe, very easy to make and delicious
This is a very good recipe. I made it two days in a row. Excellent.
These bars were absolutely delicious! A great substitute for pumkin pie. I actually used a can of pumpkin pie filling instead of just plain pumpkin and the flavour was amazing! I also added a few spices to the crust, as indicated by another reviewer.
LOVED these bars! I subsituted Splenda for both brown and white sugar as well I used W/W flour and Becel instead - I did have to bake them a little longer than suggested and added a bit extra pumpkin spice. Everyone at work and home LOVED them! Many requests for the recipe followed!
this is a great recipe, and to make it less calories you can substitute splenda both white and brown instead of sugar.
Everyone has asked me to make this again to serve at our church tea
Family loved it. A great alternative to pumpkin pie.
After reading all the ratings and comments, I decided to alter the recipe. I used 1/2c. of butter instead of 3/4 for the crumb mix and I also added 3/4 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg to the crumb mix. It turned out delicious! Everyone loved it!
not good, would not make this again. Very bland, and unset.
These bars were a special request because they were so popular last year. I make the desserts and these bars are easy and taste excellent.
I made this for a staff treat for my brand new co workers and they LOVED it! I had many requests for the recipe and I think I am the new favorite person on staff because of this recipe!
I was very disappointed with this recipe. Yes, it is easy, but the finished product was bland, gooey & greasy. Not what I was expecting at all.
This is the best!! Anyone who loves pumpkin pie can now have it in one easy convenient piece. This is a fantastic recipe and a family favorite.
Easy to make, but rather bland. I probably wouldn't make it again.
AMAZING! Very tasty dessert and a great way to enjoy the flavors of pumpkin year round.
Excellent Everyone wanted seconds. Will make it in a 7x11 next time for a thicker square
A very easy recipe! I will make it again but will add more spice to the filing. Also found the base too soft and crumbly.
Everyone loved it. Perfect substitute for pie!
This was excellent, and very easy to make. I also made it with an apple & cinnamon filling . Everyone loved it.
Everyone in my family loves it even the boys, especially with coolwhip on top. It worked well with homemade pumpkin puree. It's a nice change from very sweet desserts.
Made this recipe to use up some of the canned pumpkin I had. Wasn't sure how it was going to be received. To my surprise it was a big hit! Even the non sweet tooths in the family enjoyed this after our Christmas Eve dinner! Very nice and I will be making it again.
I made this a month ago and my family gobbled it up. I just took some to work, and it was gone in minutes, with many requests for the recipe. Delicious, easy, portable!
creamy and not too sweet. Just missing the dollop of whip cream.
Wonderfully moist, not too sweet! I substituted 1/2 the all purpose flour for 1/2 whole wheat and it tastes great. Add a dolop of no-fat vanilla yogurt instead of whipped cream which is usually a must for anything with pumpkin!
I tried this recipe last week. Used home made pumpkin puree, light cream cheese to cut down the fat. Was a big hit. My son had them as an afternoon snack. Only complaint it that when you store them in a plastic container to keep them fresh, the bottom gets soft. Any ideas because these are most certainly delicious!
Very good - like a pumpkin cheesecake. everyone loved it, and it was a good alternative to pumpkin pie - smaller pieces are not as filling.
Very good, rich pumpkin pie centre everyone loved it!