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Pumpkin Bars

February 6, 2012


On Superbowl Sunday, I set out to make a football-colored dessert. Using what was in our pantry, I was able to come up with this tasty treat. Makes 9 servings.

Crust:
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 Tbs. cold water

Filling:
1 15oz can of pumpkin
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. cornstarch

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream shortening, salt and powdered sugar for the crust. Use a pastry cutter to mix in flour. Add 2 Tbs. of water, mix until just combined. Add an additional Tbs. of water if necessary. Press crust into 8″x8″ or 9″x9″ pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack while you make pumpkin filling.

Combine pumpkin, sugar, spices, and water. Add cornstarch and whisk until cornstarch is dissolved into filling. Pour over crust. Bake for 40 minutes. Let cool for at least 1 hour before serving.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2012 10:49 am

    SERIOUSLY! I need this now.

  2. February 8, 2012 6:08 pm

    Nice and nicely done ;)

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