Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup pumpkin pulp
  • 1/4 cup apple butter or plum butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon each: ginger, nutmeg, allspice
  • For topping: butter, brown sugar, oatmeal, a little flour
Rhubarb bars for spring, pumpkin bars for fall. You gotta have bars. This recipe is largely a combination of the crust from my rhubarb bar recipe and the filling from my pumpkin pie recipe, with some adjustment of proportions.
  1. Pre-heat to 350o.

  2. Cut together flour, powdered sugar, and butter, and press into the bottom of a brownie pan.

  3. Bake 12 minutes. That's your bottom crust.

  4. Mix filling in a medium bowl: pumpkin, plum or apple butter, sugar, seasonings.

  5. Make a grimmel, or crummy topping, of butter, brown sugar, oatmeal, and a little flour.

  6. Pour filling onto the crust, top with grimmel.

  7. Bake 45 minutes.