Maggie’s Bakery Pumpkin Pie Bars

Maggie’s Bakery Pumpkin Pie Bars

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1 1/3 cups flour

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided

3/4 cup butter, cold

1 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 cup toasted finely chopped pecan

1 -8oz. package cream cheese, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla

3 eggs, room temperature

1- 15 oz. can pumpkin

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp cloves

1 tsp. nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 pan with foil and grease foil lining.

Mix flour, brown sugar and 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the oats and the toasted nuts. Reserve 1 cu[ of oat mixture for topping. Press remaining oat mixture into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

Beat the cream cheese and the sugar until smooth add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the pumpkin , vanilla and spices and blend until well combined. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.

Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool. Lift from pan using foil as handles. Cut into 24 bars.

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