Pumpkin Pie Bars
I love the texture of these bars compared to actual pumpkin pie!
from Kraft Foods
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I used walnuts)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with foil; grease foil lining. Mix flour, brown sugar and 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar in medium bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and pecans. Reserve 1 cup of the oat mixture; press remaining mixture onto bottom of the pan. Bake 15 min.
Beat cream cheese, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture (I sprinkled some cinnamon over the top of the crumb mixture for added flavor).
Bake 25 min. Lift from pan using foil handles; cool completely. Cut into 24 bars. Store leftover bars in tightly covered container in refrigerator.