Pumpkin Shortbread Bars

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These are exactly like lemon bars but made with pumpkin instead of lemon. it will become a new tradition every Thanksgiving!

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 bars

Ingredients

  • ½ cup softened butter

  • cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup canned solid pack pumpkin

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup chopped pecans (Optional)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup cold butter

Directions

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

  2. 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 9x13-inch baking dish.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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)

358 Calories
16g Fat
50g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 86mg 2%

* 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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