Every year the holidays sort of sneak up on me! I have found that as I have gotten older, time seems to fly by. Even though there are some weeks I don’t do a heck of a lot, suddenly there aren’t enough hours in my day! Sometimes it’s nice to have some time savers, especially in the kitchen. Not every tasty dish has to take a long time to prepare to be good! Even though I like pie and I do make it for special occasions there are desserts that are just as good and take less time to prepare. This is the case for the pumpkin dessert I am going to share with you today. I like to take it to potlucks during the holidays. It serves more than a pie and is just as good!
Pumpkin Pie Squares:
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup quick oatmeal
1-3 oz. size cook and serve butterscotch pudding mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup chopped nuts ( optional)
Mix together, press into the bottom and part way up the sides of a greased 9x13 inch pan
1-16 oz. can pumpkin
1 15 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup flaked coconut
Beat eggs, mix in remaining ingredients, pour over crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool then serve with ice cream or whipped topping.
Have a great week!