Just about every blog I read has had at least one (if not several) inspiring pumpkin recipes (I can't wait to try this Pumpkin Risotto from Lauren @ Hey, who cut the cheese). I hadn't jumped on the bandwagon, because despite the fact that we carve pumpkins in October, they've always been a Thanksgiving treat for me (yes, I'm slightly mental, why do you ask). Turkey day is the only day I'm willing to touch pumpkin pie, and I think it's just because of nostalgia. I decided to give pumpkin it's first outing for the year and make a simple dessert. This is a rich, easy bar dessert. Also, it's Monday morning, so I'm just going to leave it at that.
Pumpkin Crumb Bars
1 yellow cake mix (remove 1 cup and set aside)
1 large egg
8 Tbl melted butter
Preheat your oven to 350°. Mix all ingredients and press into the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13 pan.
2 large eggs
1/4 Cup sugar
2/3 Cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. cinnamon
15 oz. pumpkin puree (not sweetened)
1/3 cup brown sugar
Whisk all ingredients together and pour over the crust.
1 Cup reserved yellow cake mix
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup butter
Mix all ingredients together and then drop dollops on top on the filling. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into single servings.