Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pumpkin Pie Bars..mmm good!!

Saturday I thought I would treat my crew at work to a treat, seeing as I had Snickerdoodles set aside, and It is November I thought I would try this recipe I found. Pumpkin Pie bars, the picture just looked SO good, I couldn't resist trying. So very simple to make and SO tasty.

Here is a small picture, am still learning how to get these pictures to look as awesome as everyone else's but these are the bars and the Snickerdoodles again. After these, I really wouldn't make a pumpkin pie again unless it was requested, they were just SO good, and a huge hit, I had to copy the recipe for 10 people =). So here is the recipe for all of you =)

Pumpkin Pie Bars:

1 1/3 cups flour

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) cold butter or margarine

1 cup old fashioned or quick-cooking oats, uncooked

1/2 cup shopped pecans

1 pkg. (8oz) cream cheese, softened

3 eggs

1 can (15oz) pumpkin

1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice*

*I used a cinnamon spice mixture here, just because I really like it

Preheat oven to 350 . Line a 13x9 baking dish with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Grease foil.

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 pan. Bake 15. min.

Beat cream cheese, remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, eggs, pumpkin and spice small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Pour over crust, sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.

Bake 25 min. Cool completely on wire rack. Use foil handles to lift from pan. Cut into 24 bars. Store leftover bars in tightly covered container in refrigerator. ( I had none left over so didn't get this far ha-ha)