Food & Drink

Recipe of the Day: Maple-Pumpkin Pie Bars

Maple-Pumpkin Pie Bars
Maple-Pumpkin Pie Bars Kraft


1 box (2-layer size) yellow cake mix

4 eggs, divided

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 package (3.4 ounces) pumpkin spice flavor instant pudding

1 envelope whipped topping mix

1/3 cup milk

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13-by-9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray.

Mix cake mix, 1 egg and butter until blended; press onto bottom of prepared pan.

Beat cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, dry pudding mix and remaining eggs with mixer until blended; pour over crust.

Bake 40 minutes, or until center is almost set; cool 10 minutes. Use foil handles to transfer dessert to wire rack; cool completely.

Meanwhile, beat whipped topping mix, milk and syrup in large bowl with mixer on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed 4 minutes, or until mixture forms stiff peaks. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Spread whipped topping mixture onto dessert just before serving; sprinkle with cinnamon.