Pumpkin Spice Bars with Toasted Meringue

Pumpkin Spice Bars with Toasted Meringue
Tender pumpkin spice cake, topped with a fluffy toasted meringue.Kat Craddock

These lightly spiced pumpkin are delicious without the toasted meringue but even more spectacular with it—the perfect reason to finally buy a kitchen torch. The cake can be baked a day ahead, but wait to mix the topping until just before you are ready to add it to the cooled bars.

Adapted from Rebecca Firth's book, The Cookie Book (Page Street Publishing Co., 2018)

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