Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Pumpkin Pie Bars

Dorie Greenspan Pumpkin Pie Bars on eatlivetravelwrite.comI made this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies and immediately gave it away to neighbours because I knew that even making a half a recipe (a loaf pan is useful for halving “square” recipes), we wouldn’t get through it in our house and it probably wouldn’t survive the trip to school with all those marshmallows on top!

Marshmallow topped pumpkin pie bars from Dorie's Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.comI’m (still) not a fan of pumpkin (or other squash-based) pie-like desserts but I wanted to make this to see how easy it was (super easy, one food processor bowl as long as you used your digital scale) for future Thanksgiving reference. Instead of using sweet potato puree as the recipe calls for, I used pumpkin puree as suggested (since I had it hanging around the house) from the last Dorie’s Cookies post (spiced pumpkin jammers). This is essentially a pumpkin pie slice and I’d make it again for pumpkin pie lovers, for sure!

Tuesdays with Dorie Dorie's Cookies Dorie Greenspan Pumpkin Pie Bars on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe bars/ slice looked a little plain so I went for Dorie’s suggestion of topping with marshmallows – a nod to the American sweet potato casserole that is strangely topped with marshmallows (!!!, right?) and I think it definitely elevated the look, though I’m sure it was maybe verging on a little too sweet. I tasted the pumpkin filling/ topping and it was plenty sweet – perhaps I should have gone for mini marshmallows? In any case, I like the dramatic look of the larger ones!

Dorie's Cookies Dorie Greenspan Pumpkin Pie Bars on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Sweet Potato Pie Bars on page 68 of Dorie’s Cookies.

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6 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Pumpkin Pie Bars”

  1. Now since it was neighbours, am sure just a wee corner could have been lobbed off for the Mr. Neil taste test. I mean, how can I provide an *honest* report to Dorie in December now when I see her?!?!? 😉

  2. i also think marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole is weird and i won’t eat it! but i do love the look of this (and it makes more sense to me in pie form than casserole). looking forward to making this next week.


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