The Recipes of Fall: Pumpkin Pie Bars

It’s not fall without pumpkin! Today’s recipe packs the irresistible flavor of pumpkin pie into sweet dessert bars. Pull out the cake pan and get ready for some homemade deliciousness!

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Pumpkin Pie Bars

  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes




  • 1 C. flour
  • 1/2 C. quick oats
  • 1/2 C. brown sugar
  • 1/2 C. butter


  • 2 C. pumpkin
  • 3/4 C. buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 C. sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves


  • 1/2 C. brown sugar
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1/2 C. chopped nuts


  1. Combine crust ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until crumbly. Press into a greased 9 x 13″ pan. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine filling ingredients and beat well. Pour over baked crust and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
  3. Combine the next 3 ingredients and sprinkle over pumpkin bars and return to oven. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until set. Serve at room temperature.
  • Author: Valerie Steiner
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 55

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Jason Thatcher
2 years ago

I just visited the Lehman’s website for the first time in quite a while and saw this recipe last evening…made the bars this afternoon. What an awesome desert! Thanks for sharing.

1 year ago

This recipe looks so delicious. My mouth is already watering, but I know I should not eat it. For the sake of diabetics who see your recipes, want to eat them, but know it is not healthy for a diabetic to eat concentrated sugar amounts, could u please give an alternate recipe using Splenda or a natural sugar substitute like Stevia? There are 37.3 million adults in US with diabetics who would love this alternative recipe. Thanks for helping us stay healthy—like all your LEHMAN’S products are designed to do.

1 year ago

How do I use pumpkin from real pumpkin for this recipe?

1 year ago

What can I substitute for the eggs ? and the butter ? I can’t have dairy and eggs ?

1 year ago

Beth—-a good substitute for eggs is flaxseed meal (for each egg combine 1 tablespoon of flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water; mix and let sit for about 5 minutes until it thickens) A butter substitute is unsweetened applesauce.

1 year ago

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