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Pumpkin Pie Squares Recipe

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This recipe for Pumpkin Pie Squares, by , is from The Tuinstra Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ardis Doezema - Daughter of Herman and Lilly Lodenstein
Added: Tuesday, June 26, 2007


1 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c quick-cooking oats
1/2 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 c butter or margarine

2 cans (15 oz ea) pumpkin
2 cans (12 oz ea) evaporated milk
4 eggs
1 1/2 c sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp salt

1/2 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 c chopped pecans
2 tbsp butter or margarine, softened

Combine first 4 ingredients until crumbly. Press into greased 13 X 9 X 2 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Beat filling ingredients until smooth. Pour over crust. Bake for 45 minutes. Combine brown sugar, pecans, and butter. Sprinkle over top and bake 15-20 minutes longer, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and store in refrigerator




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