Pulse Family Thanksgiving: Dessert

Pumpkin Pie Squares
From Sally Slattery, Copy & Literary Editor

All three layers of pumpkin bars are divine on their own – there is the flaky crust, the creamy, classic pumpkin pie filling, and the crispy and sweet topping that combine to make a tasty Thanksgiving dessert. They are a favorite among the Slattery household!

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats

Cream butter with sugar until fluffy. Add oats and flour. Mix until crumbly. Press into ungreased 9” by 13” pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

1 can (1 lb.) pumpkin (2 cups)
2 eggs
1 can (13 ½ oz.) evaporated milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. cloves

Combine ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat well; pour onto crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven.


1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tbsp. butter

Blend ingredients. Sprinkle over pumpkin filling. Return to oven and bake 15 – 20 minutes or until filling is set. Cool in pan then cut in two-inch squares. Makes two dozen. Top each square with a teaspoon of whipped cream or Cool Whip.