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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Slice and serve

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