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Pumpkin Pie Pecan Bars

Pumpkin Pie Pecan bars are so easy to make.  You can enjoy the taste of pumpkin pie without the fuss of making homemade pie dough. These bars aren’t overly sweet. The filling is sweetened with just maple syrup and my streusel topping uses minimal coconut sugar or brown sugar.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 bars
Calories 210 kcal

Ingredients
  

Base and Topping

  • 1 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup spelt flour or all-purpose
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter cold

Pumpkin Pie Filling

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

To Top

  • 1/3 cup crushed pecans
  • generous sprinkle of coconut sugar or brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.   Prepare an 8 inch square baking dish with parchment paper or grease the baking dish with butter and lightly dust with flour.
  • In a medium sized bowl  whisk the eggs well.  Add pumpkin puree, maple syrup, salt, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.  Whisk till thoroughly combined and set aside.
  • In another medium-sized bowl, combine the oats, flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon and whisk well to thoroughly mix.
  • Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the butter pieces are the size of peas.
  • Take approximately half of the streusel mixture and press it firmly into the bottom of the baking pan to form the crust. Pour the pumpkin puree custard on top of the base and then take the remaining streusel and crumble it evenly over the top.
  • Sprinkle ¼ cup of crushed pecans over the top of the streusel and if desired, add an extra sprinkle of coconut sugar. Bake for 50-60 minutes until the custard is set and the streusel topping is golden brown.
  • Let cool and then chill in the fridge for at least an hour. These bars are delicious topped with a dollop of maple whipped cream. Enjoy!

Notes

Allow to fully cool and chill in the fridge for the best flavour.
Ensure you purchase canned pureed pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling. 
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