Pumpkin season!! And yet another pumpkin recipe and yes this Pumpkin Crumb Bars is another bar recipe! But…this bar recipe is like a Date Square gone Pumpkin. The difference is in the filling – this bar filling is a fluffy custardy pumpkin filling that is just delicious layered between the oatmeal base and crumb topping. Speaking of that crumb topping, it is a little over the top with the addition of pecans and toffee bits added in. You can’t go wrong with making this bar for dessert.
With fall almost upon us, it is the perfect time for another recipe with rich pumpkin flavour and an added bonus- brown sugar fudge topping. Bars and squares are so easy to whip together, they transport well and what’s even more important you can make the serving size whatever you desire. Be careful with these Pumpkin Bars with Brown Sugar Fudge Frosting though as you will be tempted to cut the entire pan into 4!
It is that time of year again…autumn. The time for warm spices and pumpkins which together means Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes! At the farmers market this weekend I bought a really beautiful pie pumpkin and the farmer assured me it was a very sweet variety. Instead of peeling and cubing and boiling the pumpkin I simply cut it in half, removed the seeds and put if cut side down on a parchment lined baking sheet and baked it for 90 minutes. Then after letting it cool I scooped out the flesh – cooked pumpkin ready to go! That one little pumpkin gave me 6 cups of cooked pumpkin- amazing and it was only $4.
If you garden is anything like mine it is overflowing with tomatoes this time of the year. Once you have had your fill of toasted tomato sandwiches and salads try these stuffed tomatoes for something a little different. Very similar to stuffed peppers but they use up all of those flavour bombs growing in your garden. If you don’t have a garden then this time of year you can find beautiful field tomatoes at your local supermarket. With all of the other fresh vegetables in season you can add what ever strikes your fancy. For this version I used only veggies and rice, but you could add ground beef or pork or even sausage to the stuffing.