Pumpkin Spice Crumb Bars recipe - quick and easy fall dessert with pumpkin and spice. The crumb topping is irresistible!
PUMPKIN SPICE CRUMB BARS
Crumb bars are one of my favorite dessert bars to make. They are super easy because the crust mixture also makes the crumb topping! The filling variations are limitless which means you can make any crumb bar recipe you like. Inspired by Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, based on my original Crumb Bars recipe and lightened up with Greek yogurt, these bars are absolutely delicious, perfectly balanced in flavor and texture.
These Pumpkin Spice Crumb Bars are perfect if you don't want to make a pie this Fall but you love pumpkin desserts. When I don't make my Cherry Pie Crumb Bars or my Strawberry Pie Crumb Bars, I am making this pumpkin version. The crust is sturdy enough to hold the other two layers, yet it melts in your mouth. The pumpkin yogurt filling is so creamy and tastes like light pumpkin pie. The crumb topping bakes into crunchy mounds of cinnamon and brown sugar goodness. You can, of course, use sour cream in place of the yogurt.
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN SPICE CRUMB BARS?
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare the 8" square pan by greasing the sides and the bottom. Line with parchment paper. Set aside
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Add melted butter and mix until dough forms. Reserve about ¾ c of the mixture for the topping. Press the remaining dough into prepared pan. Set aside.
Place all filling ingredients in a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer and mix until all combined. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with the topping mixture. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until the topping is golden brown. Cool completely in pan. Cut into squares.
These bars are fabulous drizzled with caramel sauce! Perfect fall dessert and so easy to make!
If you want to make these for a get-together or a potluck, double the ingredients and bake it all in 9"x 13" pan. They are sure to please the crowd!
MORE CRUMB BARS RECIPES:
Sour Cream Crumb Bars (the original recipe)
Strawberry Pie Sour Cream Crumb Bars
Frosted Chocolate Chip Yogurt Bars
PUMPKIN SPICE CRUMB BARS RECIPE:
Pumpkin Spice Crumb Bars Recipe
for the crust:
- ½ c unsalted butter melted, cooled to room temperature
- ½ c light brown sugar
- 1.5 c all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
for the filling:
- 1 c Greek yogurt or sour cream
- ½ c canned pumpkin puree
- ¾ c granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Prepare the 8" square pan by greasing the sides and the bottom. Line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
for the crust and topping:
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
- Add melted butter and mix until dough forms.
- Reserve about ¾ c of the mixture for the topping.
- Press the remaining dough into prepared pan. Set aside.
for the filling:
- Place all filling ingredients in a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer and mix until all combined.
- Pour over crust.
- Sprinkle with the topping mixture.
- Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
- Cool completely in pan. Cut into squares.
I loved this more than traditional pumpkin pie, so much more flavor. Wish I had used yogurt but was out, the sour cream flavor came through too much so would use less. For me, I would cook crust a bit before filling , mine was a little soggy. My cooking time was 40 min, just different oven im sure. Will make again for sure, so yummy! Thank you so much.
Thank you so much, Suzanne! I am so glad you love the pumpkin bars!
I made these for my in laws and they loved it. I tried some myself and they were soooo tasty. The crust is very good and the pumpkin gooeyness in the middle has great flavor! Tonight I'm making a second batch per request of my family members. Thanks for the recipe!
Hi Sam! That's fantastic! Thank you so much for trying the recipe and for letting me know!
These are so yummy, I couldn't even wait them to cool before digging in! I ran out of all-purpose flour, so I finished up with whole wheat and and just did 1/2 c. sugar to lessen my guilt of eating half the pan. I can't wait to make these for my family at Thanksgiving dinner!
Hi Noelle! That's fantastic! Thank you so much for letting me know! 🙂
I made these bars last night for a mini gathering. I realized too late that I only had a 1/2 cup of yogurt, so I made up the difference with extra pumpkin. They were a hit. So tasty and perfect for Fall. Thank you!
Laura Dembowski says
I need these bars in my life! I love pumpkin desserts, and this one is so unique!
This is just the recipe I've been looking for now that it's fall, Anna. I love the pumpkin spice latte and can just imagine how delicious it is in crumb bar form.
You are so sweet, Nancy! I hope you will get a chance to make these bars!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
I would have no problem devouring these!
I thought you would like these 🙂 Thank you, Chung-Ah!
Emily // The Best of this Life says
Oh my, they look phenomenal!
Thank you, Emily!
Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig says
Love this in so many ways, tis' the season!!
Yes! Thanks, Cathy!
Curry and Comfort says
I can't wait to dive into pumpkin and spice... these look incredible. 🙂
Thank you, Ramona!
Tutti Dolci says
I love crumb bars! These look so good for fall with the pumpkin spice!
Georgia The Comfort of Cooking says
Oh man, Anna! I can practically taste these bars from here through your perfect photos! They look incredibly delicious.
Aww, you are so sweet, Georgia! Thank you!
Ashley - Baker by Nature says
It's pumpkin madness and I looooove it! These bars look amazing, Anna!!!
Thank you, Ashley!
Love it! Love it! I'm waiting for the temps to drop and the leaves to change!
Me too! Thank you, Colette!
Oh, these sound so good! Can't wait to see the recipe for the maple caramel!
The Beeroness says
those look fantastic! I could eat the whole pan.
Lily R says
These sound so good, they would be the perfect thing to bring in to share with coworkers!
Absolutely! Thank you, Lily!
Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says
So yum! I am fully on board the pumpkin train this season already so these sound perfect. Plus, dessert, hello. 🙂
These bars are so worth it! Promise! 🙂 Thanks, Stephanie!
Allie|Baking a Moment says
I cannot get over how PERFECT these bars look! So gorgeous Anna! Those caramel drips are killing me... I'm not a big pumpkin pie person, but these may have to make an appearance on my thanksgiving table. I can definitely get into that buttery crust & crumbly streusel!
Thank you so much, Allie! I think you are right! These would be great for Thanksgiving! I hope you get a chance to try the brown sugar crust - it's my very favorite!
Wow these bars look incredibly delicious! I would love the contrast of textures in these bars as well!
Thank you, Mercedes!
Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says
Pure genius, Anna! Love that you made the pumpkin filling with Greek yogurt and that made them lighter. I can't wait to share my pumpkin bars, too. No wonder you put off another recipe! Your bars look divine. 🙂
Oooh, can't wait to see what you came up with, Stacy! Thank you!