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twelve pumpkin pie bars on parchment paper with whole spices, plates, and milk glass

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!
4.83 from 47 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Author: Traci


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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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!


Serving: 1Calories: 415kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 4gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 235mgPotassium: 142mgFiber: 2gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 5939IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.