A thick cookie-like crust with pumpkin pie filling and crumbly topping. A perfect and simpler alternative to making pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving.
I know, I know. We had apple pie bars here on SpecialtyCakeCreations just last week. But I wanted to post these pumpkin pie bars in time for Canadian Thanksgiving which is coming up this weekend. And isn’t it apple and pumpkin pie season anyway?
While I love eating pie, making pie crusts is not one of my favorite kitchen activities. Oat crumble pie bars are my solution to that dilemma. I can get all of the flavor without the pie crust hassle.
Another advantage with pumpkin pie bars is the added crunch they have compared to just pumpkin pie. I will admit it right here, pumpkin pie isn’t my favorite pie. It has nothing to do with the flavor. I love that – it’s just a texture thing. And with crunchy bars that texture issue is resolved for me.
Thanksgiving is coming up this weekend for my fellow Canadians. Our family had a little early celebration last weekend where we also had these pumpkin pie bars.
We warmed them up a little and enjoyed the pumpkin pie bars with some vanilla ice cream. I even sprinkled some more cinnamon on my scoop of ice cream. Ahhh….fall flavor heaven on a plate!
So if you are Canadian and have similar pie making or texture issues as me, consider making these crumble bars as pumpkin pie alternative for Thanksgiving this weekend.
My dessert friends from America and anywhere else in the world, save this for your Thanksgiving or just make them. Anytime …or now!
Recipe slightly adapted from CookingClassy