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Sugar Cookie Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Bars

A soft sugar cookie crust and silky bourbon-spiked pumpkin filling makes these stunner pumpkin pie bars the ultimate holiday treat for your dessert table!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling:

  • 1-3/4 cups pumpkin puree or one 15-oz can
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • Whipped cream for topping optional

Instructions

  • Make the crust: In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together until completely creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat flour mixture into liquid until a soft dough forms.
  • Press into the bottom and halfway up the sides of a parchment paper-lined 9x13 baking dish. Prick dough all over with a fork. Bake crust at 350F 20 minutes or until just slightly golden. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk pumpkin puree, sugar, eggs pumpkin pies spice, salt, cornstarch, vanilla, milk, and bourbon until smooth. Pour pumpkin filling into pre-baked crust.
  • Bake pan pie at 350F 25-30 minutes or until filling is firm and a knife inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool pumpkin pan pie completely before cutting into squares and serving with whipped cream. Enjoy!