Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin Pie Bars

by Brava Chef Erin

Brava

Servings 9 large bars or 12 medium bars

Active Time:

~10 min

Total Time:

~1 hr 31 min - 1hr 33 min

About this Recipe

These pumpkin pie bars have all of the delicious flavor of traditional pumpkin pie without the hassle! These are easily assembled as bars with a press-in crust. After baking, the bars are topped with a dollop of maple whipped cream. If you would like the whipped cream a bit sweeter, feel free to add an additional tablespoon of maple syrup. If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can use this spice blend instead: 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ginger, ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves and 1 pinch of nutmeg.


Ingredients

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup plus ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 stick (½ cup) cold unsalted cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

From Your Pantry

cooking spray

Equipment

Brava square pan

mixing bowls

parchment paper

wire cooling rack

electric mixer or whisk

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat (Gluten)

Tags

  • Sweets
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Desserts
  • Fall
  • Recipes
  • Square Pan
  • Thanksgiving

  1. 1

    Prep crust

    • In medium bowl, stir together flour, ¼ cup granulated sugar and ¼ teaspoon salt.
    • Using your hands, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    • Lightly butter or spray Brava square pan, line with parchment paper and press mixture evenly into bottom of pan.

  2. 2

    Bake crust

    • Select “Pumpkin Pie Bars” on your touchscreen and follow instructions.
    • Press green button to begin preheating.
    • Once Brava is preheated, slide square pan into top shelf and press green button to begin baking.
    • Note: You will remove crust after 20 minutes.

  3. 3

    Cool crust and prep filling

    • When crust has finished baking, carefully remove square pan.
    • Transfer pan to wire rack and cool for at least 10 minutes.
    • While crust is cooling, prep filling.
    • In large bowl, stir together remaining ½ cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt.
    • In separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup heavy cream, milk and eggs. Pour into sugar mixture.
    • Add pumpkin puree. Stir until smooth.

  4. 4

    Bake bars

    • Pour pumpkin mixture into square pan.
    • When ready, press green button to begin preheating.
    • Once Brava is preheated, slide square pan into top shelf and press green button to continue baking.

  5. 5

    Cool bars and make maple whipped cream

    • When your food is done, transfer square pan to wire rack and cool for at least two hours.
    • While bars are cooling, make maple whipped cream.
    • In standing mixer with whisk attachment (or in large bowl with whisk), whisk together remaining 1 cup heavy cream, maple syrup and vanilla until soft peaks form; refrigerate until ready to serve.

  6. 6

    Slice and serve

    • Transfer bars onto cutting board.
    • Cut into squares and serve with a dollop of maple whipped cream.