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Pumpkin Pie Bars with Shortbread Cookie Crust

Creamy, luscious, and SO GOOD. These Pumpkin Pie Bars with Shortbread Cookie Crust are definitely the only thing you want to bake this Fall!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15
Calories: 415kcal
Author: Traci

Ingredients

Crust

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 ⅜ cups salted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla

Filling

  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Chantilly Cream

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons powdered sugar

Instructions

Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray an 8"x12" pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Beat sugar and butter with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  • Mix in flour, a little at a time.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Press cookie mixture evenly in bottom of prepared pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Set aside.

Filling:

  • In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, heavy cream, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
  • Using a whisk, mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour over cookie crust.
  • Return to oven and bake for 55-60 minutes, until set completely.

Chantilly Cream:

  • In a medium bowl, combine heavy cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar.
  • Beat at medium high speed with an electric mixer until medium-stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes.

Notes

Expert Tips:
  • Try and get the shortbread as even as you can!
  • The pumpkin in a little hard to tell when it's set. You can shake it slightly or use a knife/cake tester to see if it's done.
  • Let it cool completely before cutting!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 5939IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg