Pumpkin Praline Squares

Pumpkin Praline Squares

Pumpkin Praline Squares topped with whipped cream

Just as autumn approaches suddenly everything turns pumpkin flavored, from coffee to beer and bagels, you can find almost any of your favorite foods and drinks now in pumpkin flavor. But who’s complaining? I bet a lot of people can’t wait for that first leaf to fall so they can go out and grab a pumpkin latte.
As Thanksgiving is tomorrow, I thought many people will be enjoying a nice slice of pumpkin pie. But if you’re looking to put a spin on your pie this year, may I suggest trying these Pumpkin Praline Squares. I adapted this from a dessert my grandma found in her Betty Crocker cookbook years ago.

Pumpkin Praline Squares are super easy to make because they’re what I like to refer to as semi homemade. They’re like a combination of pie and cake. After you whip up the traditional pumpkin pie filling you pour it into a 9×13 baking dish and top it with a yellow cake mix, nuts and butter. Using the cake mix is why I refer to it as semi homemade, it’s a great way to doctor up a cake mix and turn it into something so much better.

Even though it’s tempting to try to eat Pumpkin Praline Squares right after they come out the oven, I’d suggest to let them cool for about a half hour. After they’re cooled you can cut them into small squares and serve with fresh whipped cream.  They’re gooey and delicious, every bite tastes like pumpkin pie topped with cake and crunchy pralines. It’s a delicious change for those who are in the mood to try something new.

For me this dessert is like pumpkin pie topped with my favorite ice cream – pralines and cream and who’d turn that down?

 

 

Pumpkin Praline Squares topped with whipped cream

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Pumpkin Praline Squares
Pumpkin Praline Squares are a delicious combination of pumpkin pie and cake. A perfect treat for those looking for a new dessert this fall.
Pumpkin Praline Squares
Course Dessert, Holiday
Cuisine American, Holiday
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Dessert, Holiday
Cuisine American, Holiday
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Pumpkin Praline Squares
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl with a hand mixer, mix the eggs, pumpkin, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon until there aren't lumps.
  4. Pour batter into the pan. Sprinkle cake mix evenly over the pumpkin mixture.
  5. Top with nuts and then melted butter.
  6. Bake 40 minutes covered with foil. Remove foil and bake another 10-15 minutes, or until done.
  7. Serve cut in squares topped with whipped cream.
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