October 14 -Fall Festival Recipe Exchange

Here is my entry for The 2nd Annual Fall Festival Recipe Exchange:

Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake Bars

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons cold butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
1 16-oz can pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a small bowl, combine sugars and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the sour cream, pumpkin and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream mixture. Beat on low just until blended. Spread the batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 325 degrees F for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Slice into bars.

Variation 1: Put half of batter into baking dish. Sprinkle half of streusel over batter. Spread remaining batter on top and then sprinkle remaining streusel on top. (works especially well with Variation 2)

Variation 2: Add 1/2 cup chocolate mini-chips to streusel mix.


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15 Responses to October 14 -Fall Festival Recipe Exchange

  1. Sandy says:

    This sounds perfect, if only our weather would drop another ten or twenty degrees! Eaten with some hot tea or hot chocolate! I’m going to have to print these recipes.

  2. zibilee says:

    Love, love, love pumpkin, so this recipe sounds great! I am going to have to try this out! Also, I found out on another blog that Jello makes a pumpkin spice pudding! I was so thrilled to hear that, and am going to have to try to get my local store to order some!

  3. I made something similar last year and they were so good!

  4. stacybuckeye says:

    Perfect recipe for today’s rainy, fall day. Especially adding the chocolate chips part!

  5. Trish says:

    LOL! I can’t decide which recipe I’ve seen today that makes my mouth water the most! All these fall flavors are to die for. Hubby loves pumpkin so this is definitely going on the list.

  6. Julie P. says:

    OMG! So yummy! I’m ready for a piece with some coffee!

  7. bermudaonion says:

    Did you say pumpkin? Count me in!

  8. Amused says:

    You had me at coffee cake! The rest of it just makes me want to run out and make this right away!

  9. Alyce says:

    Yum! I love pumpkin and pecans, but don’t think I’ve ever had them together in a dessert. I bet it would be great with those mini-chocolate chips – nice idea!

  10. Melissa Mc says:

    I am so making these for bookgroup next Thursday! Thanks!

    As far as pumpkin chili — you can NOT taste the pumpkin at all, it just make is thick, rich and saucy. But, yes, I have made it without the pumpkin and it’s delicious.

  11. Amy says:

    oh wow, these sound delicious! I’m very much a fan of pumpkin yummies & chocolate chips sprinkled over the top…delicious!
    It’s the perfect time of year for a treat like this, too!

    ~ Amy

  12. Lisa says:

    I know what I’m making this weekend!

  13. Belle says:

    These look really, really good.

  14. Staci says:

    Ohhhh…this sounds delicious!!! Where’s the picture Jill!!???

  15. Margot says:

    Super recipe here. I love this as an alternative use for pumpkin.

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