Chilly, gloomy autumn days are perfect for baking. Especially when whatever it is you’re baking makes your home smell lovely! Whether you’re simply looking for the perfect pumpkin treat, or want something unique to serve at your fall party, these pumpkin blondies are a must!
After much research, I finally decided on this recipe from Brown Eyed Baker. I followed it exactly, and they turned out perfect!
Yields 24 bars
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 (15 oz) can pure pumpkin puree (about 2 cups)
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan and line with parchment paper, with enough to hang over the sides; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and salt; set aside.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and both sugars until completely smooth and no lumps remain. Add the egg and vanilla and whisk to incorporate, making sure the egg has been completely mixed in. Add the pumpkin and again whisk to fully incorporate. Add the flour mixture to the batter and, using a rubber spatula, fold the mixture until combined and no pockets of flour remain. Fold in the butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips and pecans. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer.
4. Bake until a thin knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Set the pan on a wire rack to cool completely, then use the parchment handles to lift the bars out of the pan and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
These bars are extra sweet and simply melt in your mouth! Jeremy and I found them to be incredibly rich, and suggest cutting them into 32 bars instead of 24.
I think it’s safe to say that I’ll never eat a plain old blondie ever again!