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Makeover Crunchy Pumpkin Dessert Squares Recipe
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Makeover Crunchy Pumpkin Dessert Squares Recipe

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By combining Cindy’s efforts with our own, we created a decadent dessert worthy of praises. And with 100 less calories per serving than the original, too! Now that’s something to celebrate at any gathering this year! Cindy Styles — Goldsboro, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (30 ounces) pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 can (12 ounces) fat-free evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 1-1/4 cups fat-free whipped topping

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 246 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the pie filling, milk and eggs; beat on medium speed until smooth. Pour into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with cake mix and pecans; drizzle with butter.
  2. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Garnish with whipped topping. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 20 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Originally published as Makeover Crunchy Pumpkin Dessert Squares in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 246 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Makeover Crunchy Pumpkin Dessert Squares(20)

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

This recipe is a hit! Something different from traditional pumpkin pie, very easy, and very tasty!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

This is the 2nd year to make this. We love it!! As mentioned by rdooley65, I cut the calories by using fat free evap milk. I also use 1/2 box of cake mix. You really don't need so much mix. And yes, to Angel-Food on the 1st of Jan, you MUST used the pumpkin PIE FILLING!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

I will be making this with a sugar free came mix, sugar blend and fat free evaporated milk and 0 Cal butter spray, for Thanksgiving. Just a little healthier.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

I think denbet thinks it is bitter because she didn't use Pumpkin Pie Mix. She probably used pumpkin only. I agree a whole box of cake mix is too much. This is one of the best Healthy Cooking recipes I've tried.

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

delish!

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