Pumpkin Pie Squares

This page on the sensational dessert, pumpkin pie squares, is the last in the series of 3 pages. As with all our easy recipes, this incredibly easy pie looks and tastes divine but is embarrassingly simple to make.

pumpkin pie squares plated

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Final Easy Steps To The Pumpkin Pie Squares

For this stage, you'll require:

The ingredients for the pumpkin pie squares are ready

Step 1: Pastry

Before you do anything else, if you haven't yet already turned on the oven, please do so now to preheat the oven to 350F/180C.

Line the baking tray with baking paper so that it generously extends over all sides.

Lay the two sheets of puff pastry extending the sheets to the edges of the baking pan, like this.

Pastry sheets for the pumpkin pie squares, in a lined square pan

Prick it all over with the tines of a fork.

Place it in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Step 2: Pumpkin

In the meantime, if you're using freshly cooked pumpkin, stew the pumpkin pieces in sugared water.

Drain thoroughly.

Then mash it. As there's so little of it, I just use a potato masher rather than a blender, and it takes no time at all.

You'll require 2 cups of mashed pumpkin.

When the pastry has cooled, spread the pumpkin over the pastry, leveling it evenly to the sides of the pan,like this.

Layer the pumpkin puree to make these pumpkin pie squares

Step 3: Layer crumble

Then, spread the prepared crumble over the pumpkin layer. This makes a generous thick layer of crumble.

Bake it for 50 minutes, till the top is crunchy and golden brown.

Last layer of crumble for these pumpkin pie squares

Now isn't this pumpkin pie with a crumble top just lovely!

And... so easy to prepare.

Before cutting into squares, allow the crumble pie to cool completely in the pan.

Then lift it off the pan holding onto the edges of the baking paper and plate it gently on a large square serving platter.

Slide off the paper without disturbing the crumble.

Plate the pumpkin pie squares

Cut the slab into squares or bars as you desire. This recipe makes 20 - 24 generous squares of pumpkin crumble pie.

Cut into pumpkin pie squares


A close up of the pumpkin pie squares

This Goes Perfectly With

We served this divine looking and sensational tasting dessert at lunch for 14 at home. As usual I only cook easy recipes and they're all cooked the day before, so I'm free on the day of the party to just set the table and arrange the meal beautifully.

I had a pumpkin theme for this party, and started with a very delicious thick pumpkin soup with red lentils.

Thank heavens for easy recipes, when you have a crowd over.

Tips for Pumpkin Pie Squares

If you're using a non-stick bake-ware, don't be tempted to not use the greaseproof paper. Its role is not to prevent the pie sticking but to help keep the pie and generous topping in place when it is decanted onto a serving platter. Lifting it off the pan by lifting the paper keeps the pie and top in place.

Please be certain to drain off, all excess liquid from the stewed pumpkin. You want the cooked pumpkin soft but not slushy.

Leave Pumpkin Pie Squares and head off to discover scrumptious but so easy to make desserts with a warm and comforting homemade touch!!