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Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin pie in bar cookie form, but better! These bars have pecans in the crust and a rich streusel.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Pie Bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24
Author Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups flour 175 grams
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar divided use, 150 grams
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 100 grams
  • 1 1/2 sticks 170 grams salted butter or unsalted butter plus 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats uncooked
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened (240 grams)
  • 3 eggs
  • 15 oz pumpkin 15 oz is one can in America
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9x13 inch metal pan with regular or nonstick foil. If using regular foil, coat with nonstick spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup (50 grams) of the granulated sugar and brown sugar until blended; cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and nuts. If you have a food processor handy, you can do this step in the processor.
  • Reserve 1 cup oat mixture; press remaining onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 min. Beat cream cheese, remaining 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar, eggs, pumpkin and spice with mixer until blended; pour over crust. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture.
  • Bake 25 minutes and let cool for 15 minutes. Use foil to transfer dessert from pan to wire rack; cool completely.