Pumpkin Pie Bars


For the crust and topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature

For the filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin pie mix, not puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Grease an 8×8-inch square baking dish and line it with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, the brown sugar, the baking soda, the baking powder, the cinnamon, the cloves, and the salt.
  4. Add the melted butter and mix until a crumbly dough forms.
  5. Reserve 3/4 cup of the dough mixture for the topping.
  6. Press the remaining dough mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Combine the pumpkin pie mix, the egg, and the vanilla together in the bowl of a stand mixer or using a hand mixer until well-combined.
  8. Pour the filling over the crust in the baking dish.
  9. Sprinkle the top of the filling with the reserved dough mixture.
  10. Bake until the topping is golden brown, about 28-32 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool completely in the pan.
  12. Cut into squares and serve.

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