Pumpkin Pie Bars

These tasty treats have all the flavour of the traditional sweet pumpkin pie to add some spice to the chillier Autumn days.

Replacing the pie crust with a gluten-free biscuit base adds a delicious twist to this American staple recipe, that is almost like a warming baked cheesecake.

Served with low-fat crème fraîche or greek yoghurt adds the perfect tart compliment to this seasonal dish.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 60 mins
  • Servings: 12
  • Calories: 123
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Source of fibre
  • Vegetarian


For the base

  • 1 pack gluten-free lemon or ginger biscuits
  • 70g low fat spread or butter

Pumpkin topping

  • 1 can of pumpkin puree
  • 170ml sugar free fruit syrup or sugar free maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 170 mls plant based milk


Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 180•C and line a rectangular baking pan with parchment paper, greasing with low cal oil.

Step 2:

Blitz the gluten-free biscuits in a blender till they become a crumb. If you don’t have a blender, place the biscuits in a freezer bag and place them between two tea towels. Using a rolling pin, crush the biscuits to a crumb.

Add the low-fat spread or butter to a pan and melt over medium heat, then add the biscuit crumb and mix to combine. Press this mixture down in the bottom of the lined baking pan.

Step 3:

In a separate bowl mix the pumpkin puree, eggs, milk, spices and sugar-free maple syrup until fully combined. Spread this mixture over the biscuit base and place in the oven.

Bake for around 40 minutes then remove and allow to cool before removing from the pan.

As an optional extra you could toast some pumpkin seeds and sprinkle over the top to decorate.

Serve with a low-fat crème fraîche or greek yoghurt, enjoy!

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