Thursday, November 8, 2012

Recipe Keepsakes

This weekend I'm going to ease into preparing for the holiday schedule by baking one of my favorite pumpkin recipes to take to our annual Thanksgiving dinner at church. If you love anything pumpkin, you'll enjoy Pumpkin Pie Squares!

 Each time I bake  this recipe I am reminded of the sweet co-worker that shared it with me more than twenty years ago. It's a great reminder of how I have been  blessed by so many special friends and family members. Good recipes that are enjoyed by friends and family  are keepsakes that  just keep on giving through the years. Holidays are the perfect time to share a little love from the kitchen!  You can find other nutritious and delicious recipes for your holidays at Dairy Makes Sense.

Pumpkin Pie Squares with Cinnamon Sugar Yogurt Topping

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter,melted
2 tablespoons low-fat milk
Cooking spray

2 cups canned pumpkin
2 eggs
3/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pecans,chopped

2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl,mix together graham cracker crumbs,oats,brown sugar,butter and 2 tablespoons milk; press into a thin layer in a 9x13 inch pan greased with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes. While the crust is baking, in another bowl,beat together pumpkin and  other ingredients except for pecans. Pour over crust and bake for 40 minutes or until set. Sprinkle pecans over pumpkin filling and bake another 10-15 minutes or until center is set. Cool slightly in pan.

Mix together sugar and cinnamon. Mix in yogurt. Top each square with one tablespoon of yogurt topping.
Share a little love from your kitchen this weekend!


  1. I will definitely be trying this recipe!

  2. We made your pumpkin pie squares for an office gathering. They were a hit!