Made with a rich and creamy filling, these pumpkin pie bars are a delicious twist of the classic pie and a nice way to feed a crowd without being too messy!
Pumpkin pie has and most likely will always be a favorite of my family right after we visit the local pumpkin patch. Every year, once we get back home and hubby is practicing his carving I whip up a quick pumpkin pie. I love pie but has always been one of those desserts no matter how careful I’m it just doesn’t turn out pretty.
Over years I tweaked the recipe to fit my taste buds. The pie filling was mind blowing delicious, the slices weren’t picture perfect. I needed to do find a solution so I can share the recipe with you.
I’m so relieved to tell you I found the solution! Instead of baking an entire pie I can make bars!
They are just as rich and creamy as a slice of pie. Easier to grab and eat. Prefect for gathering and most important they are gorgeous!!!
Just look at that silky smooth filling!
I made this pumpkin pie successfully last year using Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dough for the crust and few days ago I revisited the recipe and used the crust from the tomato quiche instead of the refrigerated one. Perfection! Of course you can use refrigerated crescent dough if you want.
The filling is a breeze to make. Pumpkin puree, eggs, cream, corn syrup brown sugar and a touch of salt and pumpkin spices. All whisked together in a bowl. No need to pull out your electric mixer!
I baked the bars for almost 50 minutes. Do not over bake them! Bake them until just set (just like you would do with a cheesecake) and let them bars cool completely before cutting them.
I highly recommend refrigerating them over-night, but if you are short on time, please allow at least 1-2 hours in the fridge, once completely cooled.
Sending love your way,