Pumpkin and walnut squares

Pumpkin and walnut squares


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About this recipe: These are the perfect dessert for any time of the day. An oat base is topped with a spiced pumpkin custard and walnuts. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.


Makes: 24 squares

  • Base
  • 125g plain flour
  • 40g porridge oats
  • 110g dark brown soft sugar
  • 110g unsalted butter
  • Pumpkin layer
  • 2 egg whites
  • 500g pumpkin puree
  • 350ml evaporated milk
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Topping
  • 65g chopped walnuts
  • 110g dark brown soft sugar
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 250ml whipped cream (optional)

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Spray or grease one 23x33cm or similar sized tin.
  2. Mix together the flour, oats, dark brown soft sugar and butter. Press into tin; bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. In a large deep metal bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  4. Blend together the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, egg whites, sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Pour into baked pastry case; bake for 30 minutes or until firm.
  5. Mix together the chopped nuts, dark brown soft sugar and butter. Sprinkle topping on custard and bake additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Cut into squares and top with whipped cream, if desired.

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