We all have our favorite recipes that we serve year after year – our tried and true favorites. This recipe for Pumpkin Dessert Squares just might become one of yours. It’s the perfect dessert for fall because it’s simple to make, serves a crowd, and comes out of the pan smoothly in neat pieces that are impressive to set before your guests at the dinner table.
PUMPKIN DESSERT SQUARES
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1/2 c. butter, melted
2/3 c. milk
1 large can pumpkin (for pumpkin pie)
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. butter
Grease bottom of a 9x13-inch pan. Set aside 1 cup of the yellow cake mix.
For the crust: Combine the remaining cake mix, 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 egg. Press into pan.
For the filling: Combine canned pumpkin, 2 eggs and milk; stir until smooth. Pour over crust.
For topping: Combine reserved cake mix, sugar, cinnamon and 1/4 cup of butter. Sprinkle over filling.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes, or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Serve with whipped topping.
When you want to make something a bit more surprising than the traditional pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving or Christmas, these dessert squares are a delicious and unexpected alternative.
Suzanne Lieurance is a freelance writer and owner of the Three Angels Gourmet Co. Visit the company blog at http://www.threeangelsgourmet.blogspot.com for daily food tips or the Three Angels website at http://www.threeangelsgourmet.com to order “heavenly gourmet mixes. "