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Autumn-Spiced Pumpkin Shortbread

Autumn-Spiced Pumpkin ShortbreadEntertain family and friends with a slice of this delightful shortbread. Topped with sugar crystals and paired with a scoop of holiday-inspired ice cream, this elegant dessert is a must have for fall celebrations.

Recipe Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/3 to 1/2 cup LIBBY'S 100% Pure Pumpkin (use 1/2 cup for a softer shortbread)
2 teaspoons sparkling or granulated sugar

Pumpkin spice or eggnog ice cream for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Grease baking sheet or pizza pan. Spray bottom of 9-inch fluted tart pan with removable bottom with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, cornstarch, pumpkin pie spice and salt in small bowl.
  3. Beat butter and powdered sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in pumpkin until combined. Add flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Spread dough into prepared pan; smooth top.
  4. Bake for 80 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Immediately sprinkle top with sparkling sugar. Cool for about 10 minutes; remove side from pan. Use long, serrated knife to cut into wedges. Serve warm with ice cream.

Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 190 Calories from Fat: 100 Total Fat: 11 g Saturated Fat: 7 g Cholesterol: 30 mg Sodium: 100 mg Carbohydrates: 22 g Dietary Fiber: .5 g Sugars: 8 g Protein: 2 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.