I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.
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Holiday time is just around the corner!
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!