Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin Pie Bars


I saw this on Pinterest the other day.  I thought it was so funny because all over Facebook and Cooking Web pages it is pumpkin all day every day!  So I posted it on my Facebook wall and boy oh boy did it take off!  I guess everyone can relate to the pumpkin fiesta going on right now until Thanksgiving!


So to stay in the spirit of the season I decided to make Pumpkin Pie Bars.  I found this recipe when visiting my mom in Canada this summer in one of the 10,000 magazines she kept for me.

Here is where I found the recipe: Kraft Canada

Pumpkin Pie Bars


1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats, uncooked (old-fashioned is what I had)
1/2 cup chopped pecans (to be honest I only had walnuts…still works if you ask me!)
1 8-ounce package Cream Cheese, softened (low-fat is OK)
3 eggs
1 can (19-ounce) pumpkin (I had organic pumpkin that I freeze every year)
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
How to:

Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line with foil (and grease foil) or grease generously a 13×9-inch pan with foil.  Mix flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar in medium bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in oats and nuts.

Reserve 1 cup oat mixture; press remaining onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 min. Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar, eggs, pumpkin and spice with mixer until well blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.

Bake in your preheated oven for 25 min.; cool completely.  If lined with foil remove to a cutting board and cut into portions.  if not cut from pan and serve.

LOOK at that gorgeous color! The smell is intoxicating!

creamy deliciousness and a little crunchy bite! YUMMY

DELICIOUS!  Not too sweet, creamy and a nice change from “super rich” pumpkin bars.  I will definitely make this again, and the girls LOVED it!

perfect end to a perfect pumpkin day ;)

Note: when I told Bear what I was making she said: “well, you weren’t kidding when you posted that on Facebook!” :)   I guess I wasn’t!

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Peace and Pumpkin,