Monday, October 25, 2010

Pecan Pumpkin Butter Dessert Squares

I love Bakerella.  I love William Sonoma.  So when the two came together in Pecan Pumpkin Butter Dessert Squares and I just happened to be passing through to buy a wedding gift this weekend, I decided that I had to try them.

Below is the recipe, along with my narration for why I'm the nerdy-ist baker ever.

Pecan Pumpkin Butter Dessert Squares

1 Package yellow cake mix, set aside one cup
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 large eggs
1 jar of Muirhead Pecan Pumpkin Butter from William Sonoma
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick

Place all but one cup of the cake mix in a mixing bowl.  Stir in the melted butter and one egg until combined.

Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan It barely covers the bottom of the pan...I must have the pan measurement wrong?  Nope.  I must not have bought enough cake mix?  Nope.  Hmmm...ok...I'll keep going.

Now, mix the pumpkin butter (which will smell so delicious you may just want to eat it with a spoon) with two eggs and milk until combined.

Spread pumpkin mixture over pressed cake mix.  Still not covering everything.  Ok, I must be doing this wrong.  These things are not going to work.  If this is a total failure, I am not posting this on my blog... 
Stir the extra cup of cake mix with the flour, sugar, and cinnamon.  Then add the softened butter and mix together until crumblySh*t I mixed it too much and now it's sticking together.  And I don't have enough to cover the top.  I should really just quit while I'm ahead.  If I hadn't spent $10 on this package of pumpkin butter, I would throw the whole thing away right now...

Sprinkle over the top of the pumpkin layer.  There's definitely not enough of this to cover the whole thing...

Bake for about 35 minutes or until golden brown.  Mmmmm it's starting to smell good.  And they're starting to rise.  Ooh and the crumble on top is spreading. Maybe I don't suck at baking...?

Cool and cut into 2 ” squares.  Success!!  These things are frickin delicious!  My coworkers have been raving about them!

See?  Even a total struggling baker can make these delicious fall treats!  Try them and let me know if you felt like as much of a nerd as I did.
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  1. lol, very cute! i can't wait to start baking with you!! have you tried the pillow cookies yet from bakerella? i've been wanting to try them for awhile now...

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  5. peacan Pie is My Fave and After Trying some pumkin cookies for the first time It would be dangerous to Mix both together to create what You just did and have in My house i would eat it all it looks delish! Im your newest follower from Folow me Wednesday

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  7. not the prettiest thing huh, but heaven help that sounds like perfection! I'm going to have to try this out :) thanks for sharing

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  10. Looks great, I love anything pumpkin! Thanks for the follow, I am a new follower of yours:)


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