Pumpkin Bar Recipe

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

3 eggs

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.

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