Thursday, January 3, 2008

pumpkin squares

i make two things immediately when october arrives: these pumpkin squares, and pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. these squares are my hubby's absolute favorite. i don't make them very often during the holiday season, because we will literally eat them (and nothing but) until they're gone.

for crust:
1 box yellow cake mix, divided
1 egg
1 stick melted butter

for filling:
1 large can pumpkin
2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (i usually add extra)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
a pinch or two of salt

for topping:
1 cup cake mix
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 stick butter, semi-cool
1 tsp cinnamon

preheat oven to 350 f.

mix ONE cup of cake mix, egg, and butter and press into a 9x13" pan.

mix together filling ingredients and pour into crust.

for topping, cut ingredients together with knives or your fingers and sprinkle over filling.

bake for 45-50 minutes or until topping is crunchy. allow to come to room temperature (or even refrigerate!) before diving in! it doesn't taste nearly as good warm, in my opinion!


Kim said...

How can you cook all of this great food and be as skinny as you are? :o)
I'm trying some of these as soon as I can!

Dr. G said...

This sounds like a recipe one of our dear friends Shirley McKinney from Harrogate gave me when the boys were little.