Since it's October, we can't get by without at least 1 pumpkin recipe, right? We had a church dinner yesterday, and I brought a plate of these. Moist and gooey- they are particularly delicious when served warm out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side (voice of experience speaking here.)
Makes about 2 dozen
For the crust/crumble topping-
1 cup chopped nuts
1 stick + 2 T. unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup oats
For the pumpkin filling:
1- 15 oz can pumpkin
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 T. cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground allspice
Toast the nuts (do not skip this step- it makes all the difference): Place chopped nuts in a dry non-stick pan. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until nuts are golden and fragrant. Be careful not to burn. Cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch pan. Set aside.
Make the crust/crumble topping: Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking soda, oatmeal and nuts. Gradually add to butter and sugar mixture. Mixture should be crumbly.
Make the filling: Mix all ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
Place about 2/3 of the crust mixture in the bottom of the prepared pan and press down. Spread pumpkin mixture over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crust mixture; gently press crust mixture down into pumpkin.
Bake about 30-35 minutes until golden and set.
Cool slightly and cut into bars.
Click here for a printable PDF of this recipe.
Don't forget Jill Finley's "Blook Tour" this week! All of the designers below will be giving away a copy of Jill's book, so visit each of them for your chance to win:
Sat, Oct 13: Aurifil Threads
Sun, Oct. 14: Linda Lum DeBono
Mon, Oct 15: Madame Samm
Tues, Oct 16: PamKittyMorning
Wed, Oct 17: Amy Ellis
Thur, Oct 18: Stitch This (Martingale)
Fri, Oct 19: Chitter Chatter Designs
Sat, Oct 20: Jacquelynne Steves (right here, folks!)
Sun, Oct 21: Henry Glass Fabrics