28 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes – Featuring Praline Pumpkin Pie Bars

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Praline Pumpkin Pie Bars are a delicious three layer dessert. These dessert bars have all the elements of traditional pumpkin pie with an added brown sugar praline crunch on top. This recipe is straight from our Grandma’s wooden recipe box.

Pumpkin recipes – followed closely by soups – are our favorite to create, share and, of course, eat! You can just do SO much with pumpkin. From pancakes and waffles to pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin butter, pumpkin can be the star of so many dishes.

Praline Pumpkin Pie Bars are a three layer dessert that have all the elements of traditional pumpkin pie with an added brown sugar praline crunch on top. This recipe is straight from Grandma's wooden recipe box.

Praline Pumpkin Pie Bars Recipe

Diving into our Grandma’s beloved wooden recipe box is one of our favorite ways to find inspiration for recipes. We love to share them not only here on our blog but with our family and friends. Barbara found this pumpkin bar recipe in our beloved recipe box. Once she made it, we knew we had to share it with the world!

Praline Pumpkin Pie Bars are a three layer dessert that have all the elements of traditional pumpkin pie with an added brown sugar praline crunch on top. This recipe is straight from Grandma's wooden recipe box.

How to Make Praline Pumpkin Pie Bars:

Instructions:

  1. First Layer: Mix flour, quick oats, brown sugar and butter until crumbly; press into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  2. Second Layer: Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, ginger (or nutmeg), cinnamon and cloves; pour over hot crust, and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  3. Third Layer: Mix chopped nuts, brown sugar and butter; sprinkle over hot filling. Bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until set.

Praline Pumpkin Pie Bars are a three layer dessert that have all the elements of traditional pumpkin pie with an added brown sugar praline crunch on top. This recipe is straight from Grandma's wooden recipe box.

For the full recipe for pumpkin pie squares, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

Notes About Praline Pumpkin Pie Squares:

  • Be sure to use canned pumpkin not canned pumpkin pie filling. There is a big difference.
  • To lighten up the recipe, try fat free evaporated milk.
  • Swap ground ginger with ground nutmeg if desired.
  • Chopped pecans or chopped walnuts can be used for the praline topping.
  • This easy pumpkin pie bar recipe uses a 3 step cooking process. Each layer is baked before the next layer is added and then returned to the oven.
  • Pumpkin recipes are our jam! Check out 27 more pumpkin recipes after the recipe card.

Praline Pumpkin Pie Bars are a three layer dessert that have all the elements of traditional pumpkin pie with an added brown sugar praline crunch on top. This recipe is straight from Grandma's wooden recipe box.

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Praline Pumpkin Pie Bars

Praline Pumpkin Pie Bars are a three layer dessert that have all the elements of traditional pumpkin pie with an added brown sugar praline crunch on top. This recipe is straight from Grandma's wooden recipe box.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Praline Pumpkin Pie Bars, Pumpkin Pie Bars, Pumpkin Pie Squares
Servings: 12
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

Bottom Layer

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Middle Layer

  • 15 ounces canned pumpkin
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger or nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Top Layer

  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Using your hands (or mixer), combine flour, oats, brown sugar, and butter until crumbly; press into the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking dish. Bake for 15 mins.
  • Combine and beat well the following: pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, nutmeg (or ginger), cinnamon, and cloves. Pour over hot crust, and return to oven for an additional 20 minutes.
  • With your hands, combine nuts, brown sugar and softened butter. Sprinkle over filling and return to the oven for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until set.
  • Cool in pan, and cut into bars or squares. Serve with whipped cream or Cool Whip.

Notes

  • Be sure to use canned pumpkin not canned pumpkin pie. There is a big difference.
  • To lighten up the recipe, try fat free evaporated milk.  
  • Swap ground ginger with ground nutmeg if desired.
  • Chopped pecans or chopped walnuts can be used for the praline topping. 
  • This easy pumpkin pie bar recipe uses a 3 step cooking process; each layer is baked before the next layer is added and then returned to the oven.

28 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin is the star of many Fall recipes. Once temperatures start to cool and leaves start to turn, everyone’s thoughts turn to the orange-yellow fruit (yes, it is a fruit) called the pumpkin! We are considering starting a petition to make pumpkin a year-round star but that is for another day!

Today, we are sharing some of our favorite pumpkin recipes below for a one-stop shop for all things pumpkin. We have even built a Pinterest board to help keep all our favorite pumpkin recipes organized!

You can’t get any more classic than the pumpkin pie but even this beloved dessert has several different versions!

Pumpkin Pies

Grandma’s Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

This silky, smooth pumpkin chiffon pie was a staple on our family's Thanksgiving dinner table throughout our childhood. 

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie 

Pumpkin Hand Pies

Crock Pot Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Cakes and Cupcakes

Cakes and cupcakes are perfect dessert options when you are looking to feed a crowd so we definitely wanted to share some great pumpkin cupcake and sheet cakes!

Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake

Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake is a simple recipe to follow that is big on flavor---featuring cinnamon and ground cloves.  The addition of raisins gives this pumpkin spice cake a perfect moist texture.  Serve with coffee for breakfast or add a cream cheese icing for an easy dessert option.

Easy Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon Cake

 

Pumpkin Breakfast Dishes – Muffins, Pancakes and Waffles

You many not think of pumpkin for breakfast but you are missing out if you don’t consider adding it to muffins, pancakes, waffles and so much more.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Make these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins as regular, jumbo or mini muffins. Any way you make them they are delicious.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin Waffles with a Hint of Cinnamon

This simple pumpkin waffle batter can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator overnight.

Flourless Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Pull Apart Bread

Mama Griggs’s Pumpkin Bran Muffins

Mama Griggs's Pumpkin Bran Muffins are full of flavor - and chocolate chips - and are perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack or dessert.

Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes

Pumpkin Cookies

Cookies are always welcome at pitch-ins, family holidays or for after school snacks. These soft, often iced, pumpkin cookies will become favorites with a big glass of milk or hot cup of coffee.

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Whoopie PiesPumpkin Whoopie Pies with a cream cheese filling are the perfect fall treat. The best part of this recipe is leave out the filling and have pumpkin cookies!

Fall Pumpkin Squares

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing

 

Pumpkin Frozen & No-Bake Desserts

Since pumpkin is thought of as “only a fall ingredient”, you might not think about using it in a frozen or no-bake dessert. We love both of these easy cold desserts featuring pumpkin.

Frozen Pumpkin DelightFrozen Pumpkin Delight is the perfect dessert for all of those pumpkin spice latte (PSL) fans out there, especially if you add a dollop of whipped cream.

Pumpkin Robert Redford Dessert

Other Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

We just couldn’t leave out these last 3 recipes because they are SO good! Admittedly, the last one isn’t “pumpkin” but it’s definitely a traditional fall dish that is always a crowd favorite.

Pumpkin Crunch

With a crisp topping and a dollop of whipped cream, this Pumpkin Crunch - made with a cake mix - is a perfect dessert for a crowd.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Butternut Squash Souffle

Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe? We’d love for you to share it with us in the comments below!

 

 

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