Better than boring pumpkin pie for the holidays, enjoy these pumpkin bars, tried and true, “go-to” Pumpkin Pie Squares Recipe!

Friendsgiving Pumpkin Pie Squares Recipe

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This Pumpkin Pie Squares Recipe is perfect for a Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving party, and easy to make ahead. So good! Top with fresh whipped cream, and you’ve got a party!

Pumpkin Pie Squares Recipe

All you need are these ingredients:

  • Flour + oats
  • Brown sugar
  • Pecans
  • Butter + eggs
  • Solid pack pumpkin
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Cardamon + cinnamon + nutmeg
  • Salt

How to Host a Friendsgiving Party

Friends, today I’m sharing a super fun post that I’m super excited about, How to Host a Friendsgiving Party. Plus I’m sharing a delicious pumpkin pie recipe that is easy to make ahead, too!

Create a Friendsgiving Party

We came up with a beautiful table setting and an easy Friendsgiving menu and dinner.

Set the table Friendsgiving The Home Depot


Charcuterie - Friendsgiving The Home Depot

Think appetizers, a delicious meal and wine, and beautiful friends around a cozy table. Then the meal ends with these Pumpkin Pie Squares and a cup of espresso! You can’t get more grateful than that!

Make a cheese board with apples, cheese, sausage, crackers, fig jam, pecans, and rosemary!

Or, here are a few appetizers to try:

Goat Cheese Honey Crisp Apples Honey Rosemary Thins

Pear Brie Bruschetta

Grape Gruyere Puff Pastry Bites

Fig Grape Crostini Appetizer

Pumpkin Pie Squares Recipe

Friendsgiving Pumpkin Pie Squares Recipe

But first, I’ve been making this pumpkin pie recipe for over twenty years, and today I’m not only sharing the recipe, I’m sharing the details of my Home Depot Friendsgiving Dinner party!

The Pumpkin Pie Squares Recipe is truly a family favorite, and a must-have on our Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving Day menu. The crust is out of this world, and using some of our favorite appliances (list below), it comes together so easily!

Set the table

In our home, we have one great room that makes up the kitchen, dining, and living rooms. Our dining area has been very active, with people coming together for some of the funnest holidays and most special dinners. We decided this year to get a new table, one less “chunky” and more modern, lighter to move, and easier to put chairs around.

I’m so excited to show you today our new table and chairs!

We love our new modern, low-line mango wood table, and 8 retro chairs.

Here is a little sneak peak at the final result of our dining room!

I just love how it turned out, so much!

Friendsgiving Pumpkin Pie Squares Recipe

Now for the best part of the meal … PUMPKIN PIE!

We love the pecan and oats crust, and our secret ingredient? Cardamom.

Mix it all together in the Cuisinart 2-Speed Brushed Black Stainless Steel Food Processor, pour in the batter, and bake!

The dimensions of this Chicago Metallic Commercial II True Jelly Roll Pan is 15.5″ x 10″, and the key is that it is 1 inch deep.

Don’t forget the whipped cream! [LOVE our new KitchenAid Artisan Mini 3.5 Qt. 10-Speed Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, in a sorbet color!]

Happy Friendsgiving and Happy Hosting!

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Pumpkin Pie Squares Recipe

Sponsored by The Home Depot for Friendsgiving Dinner!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield: 12
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  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup quick or old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cans solid pack pumpkin or 1 large can
  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Whipping cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse the pecans into small pieces. Add in the flour, oats, and brown sugar and pulse more until combined.
  • Melt the butter and drizzle into the mixture; pulse until combined (will be like dough). Press flat onto the bottom of a 15x10 bar pan. Bake 15 minutes at 350.
  • While you are waiting for the crust to bake, in a stand mixer, beat the eggs for 1 minute. Then add in the pumpkin, condensed milk, spices and salt.
  • Mix together until completely smooth.
  • Once the crust is out of the oven, pour the pumpkin pie mixture over the crust.
  • Bake at 350 degrees 35-40 minutes or until filling is set. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  • Cut into squares and serve with fresh whipped cream.


  • Whip 2 cups of heavy whipping cream until thick. Add 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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This post was sponsored by The Home Depot.

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I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in the promotion program described above. As part of the Program, I did receive compensation and product for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. But as always, all opinions and experiences are my own!