Desserts

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Bars

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Pumpkin Pie bars are an irresistible slightly healthier spin on a classic treat. Traditional pumpkin pie baked on top of an almond flour crust and topped with a date caramel sauce.

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For Crust:*
2 Cups Blanched Fine Almond Flour
1/4 cup melted butter
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For Pie:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 tsp all spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 cup half and half
2 eggs, beaten

For topping:
1 cup pecans
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Optional Date Caramel Sauce:
1 cup medjool dates
2-4T half and half (desired creaminess)
1 cup water
1. Soak dates in one cup water (I use a mason jar) overnight or for 12 hours. 2. Preheat the oven to 425F 3. Add the crust ingredients to a food processor and process for 10-15 seconds. You want a slightly wet dough to form. 4. Press the crust into parchment lined cake pan ( creating a thin even layer. Refrigerate while you make the filling. 5. Add all filling ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. You may need to scrap the sides and process again. 6. Pour filling onto chilled crust. 7. Bake for 10 minutes at 425F. While it is baking make your pecan topping. Rinse out your food processor and quickly dry it. Add pecans and brown sugar to the processor and pulse 4-5 times. 8. When the 10 minutes is up, add the pecan topping to the top of the pie by sprinkling it evenly across it. Now turn down the heat and bake for 40-60 minutes at 350F. Bake until knife inserted 2 inches from the center comes out clean. Let sit for 10-20 minutes, ideally refrigerate overnight and serve cold. 9. To make the optional date caramel: drain the water from the dates and add soaked dates plus the half and half to the food processor. Process until smooth. Add to a piping bag or ziplock bag with the corner snipped off and drizzle across the bars. Best to do this when the pie is cold!
Nutritions

Calories
337

Sodium
135mg
5% DV

Fat
13g
20% DV

Protein
4g
9% DV

Carbs
54g
18% DV

Fiber
4g
19% DV

Comfort food at its best! The ultimate Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole with Rice is made from scratch with simple, wholesome ingredients. The flavorful rice, vegetables, and chicken come together in a creamy sauce with a buttery Ritz cracker topping. Add a salad and corn muffins or biscuits for a hearty, family-friendly dinner any night of the week!

3/4 c salted butter
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1/2 c all purpose flour
3 c low sodium chicken broth
12 oz cream cheese
2 t fresh thyme
1 t fresh rosemary
1 T Dijon mustard
1 1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
4 c cooked shredded chicken
4 c cooked long grain white rice
4 c frozen baby broccoli florets
2 c coarsely crushed Ritz crackers ( mixed with 2 T melted butter )
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  • Preheat oven to 350° F . Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is...
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Nutritions

Calories
1348

Sodium
1443mg
60% DV

Fat
59g
91% DV

Protein
56g
113% DV

Carbs
141g
48% DV

Fiber
7g
31% DV