Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pecan Pumpkin Butter Bars

So I was finally able to bake for the first time in a couple of months. It definitely felt good to be back in the swing of things with my favorite hobby. And since it's fall, and one of the best things about fall is pumpkins, I decided to make some Pecan Pumpkin Butter Bars. I wait every year for Williams-Sonoma to sell their Pecan Pumpkin Butter because it makes a perfect bar! 

Since the jars are small, I usually make half the size of what I normally make for apple butter bars, so I just use an 8x8 pan. I make the same crust that I do for the apple butter bars because, let's face it, it's pretty awesome and perfect and really delicious. 

You start with flour, baking soda, and salt.

And then you add in the quick cooking oats

And then sugar, and my special addition of cinnamon!

And once you melt the butter...

You stir it in to the oat mixture to create the crust!

I packed half of the mixture onto the bottom of pan. You want to make sure it's thick enough for you to be able to pick it up and eat the bar without using a fork.

And then you take one jar of the deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious Pecan Pumpkin Butter and spread it across the bottom crust.

And top it with the rest of the oat mixture. You want to make sure the lightly press it into the butter because it helps to create a more solid top crust which is also better for handling.

And then after baking for an hour, it's time to eat!!

The amazing thing about these bars is the pumpkin taste is ever so slight. It's not overpowering or intense, it is just the right amount of fall in your mouth. I'm definitely a huge fan of these. And I bought two jars so that means there's another batch in my future. The ones I made this time around I'll be taking to work, so hopefully they will enjoy them!


  1. Yum. Is the brand WS is carrying different this year? The label looks different. But maybe my memory is just faulty.

  2. I have a jar of this stuff in my pantry and can't wait to make bars with it. Any way you would post amounts of ingredients for your famous recipe?