Toffee-Pumpkin Pie Bars

Found: A tasty, easy pumpkin dessert recipe that's perfect for your next party! These Toffee-Pumpkin Pie Bars feature a gingersnap crust and a caramel-pecan topping.

Toffee-Pumpkin Pie Bars
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
70 mins
Yield:
32 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Ginger Crumb Crust

  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ½ cup half-and-half or light cream

  • ½ cup toffee pieces

  • ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted

  • Caramel-flavor ice cream topping (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Lightly grease foil. Press the Ginger Crumb Crust evenly and firmly onto the bottom of the prepared pan; set aside.

  2. For filling, in a large bowl combine pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and cloves. Add eggs; beat lightly with a fork until combined. Gradually add half-and-half; stir just until combined. Pour filling into crust-lined pan.

  3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle top with toffee pieces and pecans. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

  4. Using the edges of the foil, lift the uncut bars out of the pan. Cut into bars. Cover and chill within 2 hours. If desired, drizzle with caramel topping just before serving.

Ginger Crumb Crust

In a medium bowl combine 2 cups crushed gingersnaps (about 35 cookies), 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour. Add 1/2 cup melted butter and stir until well combined.

To Store:

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Do not freeze.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
8g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 67mg 1%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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