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!

2 comments:

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.