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Creamy Pumpkin Spice Bars

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 4 hr 35 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Chai tea concentrate adds a surprise spice flavor in these creamy pumpkin bars.

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
2
eggs
1
can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 3/4
cups heavy whipping cream
1/2
cup plus 2 tablespoons chai liquid concentrate
1/2
cup sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Let dough stand 10 minutes at room temperature to soften.
  • 2 Press dough evenly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat eggs, pumpkin, 1/2 cup of the whipping cream, 1/2 cup of the chai concentrate, the sugar and salt with whisk until well blended. Pour pumpkin mixture evenly over crust.
  • 4 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 5 In medium bowl, beat remaining 1 1/4 cups whipping cream and remaining 2 tablespoons chai concentrate with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Spread evenly onto bars. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
  • 6 Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Let dough stand 10 minutes at room temperature to soften.
  • 2 Press dough evenly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat eggs, pumpkin, 1/2 cup of the whipping cream, 1/2 cup of the chai concentrate, the sugar and salt with whisk until well blended. Pour pumpkin mixture evenly over crust.
  • 4 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 5 In medium bowl, beat remaining 1 1/4 cups whipping cream and remaining 2 tablespoons chai concentrate with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Spread evenly onto bars. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
  • 6 Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining bars.

Expert Tips

There are many brands of chai liquid concentrate. Some have a stronger spice flavor than others. We used Tazo™ chai concentrate.

The addition of cream in the pumpkin filling in these bars adds a creamy texture.

Garnish with nutmeg, if desired.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
173.1
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6.8g
10%
Saturated Fat
3.4g
17%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
41.2mg
14%
Sodium
210.6mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
24.2g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
8.0g
Protein
4.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4.70%
5%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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