I have a great pumpkin chiffon pie recipe that I usually do for T-day, but it definitely won't feed our 14 guests this year...and so I want to make a pumpkin dessert that everyone can try.
I was thinking of pumpkin bars that could be made ahead of time, sort of like pumpkin pie but with a firmer, more bar-like consistency and maybe a nice nutty streusal topping. All of my searches for "pumpkin bars" have brought up either pumpkin bread or pumpkin cheesecake bars, which I don't want.
Any recipe ideas that aren't for quick breads? Or ideas on how I could transform a pumpkin pie base into something a bit denser to be cut into bars?