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Pumpkin Shortbread Bars


Ingredients

½ cup softened butter

½ cup softened butter

⅓ cup white sugar

⅓ cup white sugar

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

⅓ cup all-purpose flour

⅓ cup all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon salt

2 eggs

2 eggs

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup canned solid pack pumpkin

1 cup canned solid pack pumpkin

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup chopped pecans (Optional)

½ cup chopped pecans (Optional)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

⅓ cup white sugar

⅓ cup white sugar

¼ cup cold butter

¼ cup cold butter

Directions

Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Beat 1/2 cup butter, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract together until blended. Mix in 1 cup flour until no longer dry. Press into a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Beat 1/2 cup butter, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract together until blended. Mix in 1 cup flour until no longer dry. Press into a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes. Reduce the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes. Reduce the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Whisk together 1/3 cup flour, the baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; set aside. Beat the eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and the pecans together in a bowl until the pumpkin is smooth. Stir in the flour mixture until just incorporated and spread the batter over the parbaked crust.

Whisk together 1/3 cup flour, the baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; set aside. Beat the eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and the pecans together in a bowl until the pumpkin is smooth. Stir in the flour mixture until just incorporated and spread the batter over the parbaked crust.

Place 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup of cold butter into a bowl. Press the butter into the flour using a pastry blender or fork until no pieces of butter remain and the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over the pumpkin batter.

Place 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup of cold butter into a bowl. Press the butter into the flour using a pastry blender or fork until no pieces of butter remain and the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over the pumpkin batter.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely in the pan. Cut into bars before serving.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely in the pan. Cut into bars before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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