Tired of serving pumpkin pie ? To full after a big holiday dinner? Give these pumpkin bars a try. They are quick to make and will disappear even quicker. Just the perfect size dessert after a huge meal.
1-1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup cold butter or margarine
1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats, do not cook
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 8 oz.package softened cream cheese
1 15 oz can pumpkin
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
Heat oven to 350
Take a 13 x 9 inch pan and line it with foil extending the foil over the sides then grease the foil.
To make your crumb mixture. Use a medium size bowl and mix together the flour, 1/4 cup sugar and brown sugar.
Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbs. Next add your oats and pecans and stir in.
Set aside 1 cup oat mixture; take the remaining mixture and press evenly on bottom of your pan and bake for 15 minutes.
While your crust in baking:
Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar, eggs, pumpkin and spice with mixer until well blended. Pour this mixture over crust then sprinkle with your 1 cup you have left of your crumb mixture.
BAKE for approximately 25 minutes.
Let your pumpkin bar cool 10 minutes then using the foil transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling before cutting.
Depending on the size you cut them, you should get about 24 bars.