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Pumpkin Pie Bars

By Courtyb34 @CourtyB34
Since I made those pumpkin cookies last week, we had some left over pumpkin in the fridge that we needed to use. Yesterday, my mom and I were pondering what we should make with the left over pumpkin, so we looked through my mom's cook book and found Pumpkin Pie Bars.
                  INGREDIENTS
          *FOR CRUST
          ~ 1 1/3 cups flour
          ~ 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
          ~ 3/4 cup sugar
          ~ 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) cold butter
          ~ 1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats (uncooked)
          *FOR FILLING
         ~ 1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese, softened
         ~ 1/2 cup sugar
         ~ 3 eggs
         ~ 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
         ~ 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
         
Preheat oven to 350 degreesIn a 9x13 inch pan, line with tin foil and oil the bottom of the pan.Pumpkin Pie BarsIn a mixing bowl, add  together the CRUST ingredients: flour; brown sugar; sugar; butter; and oats.Pumpkin Pie Bars
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Pumpkin Pie BarsFor the butter, soften/melt the butter. Don't melt it completely, just put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds.Pumpkin Pie Bars
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Now add in the rest of the CRUST ingredientsPumpkin Pie Bars
Pumpkin Pie Bars
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Now, use a fork or a pastry blender (I just used a fork) to mix the CRUST ingredients together.This makes a crumbly crustPumpkin Pie Bars
Save 1 cup of the crumbly and set aside.Now press the crumbly on the bottom of the oiled foil panPumpkin Pie Bars
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Bake for 15 minutes.Now work on the filling while the crust is bakingScoop the pumpkin into a mixing bowlPumpkin Pie Bars
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Now add in the sugar, pumpkin pie spice, eggs and cream cheesePumpkin Pie Bars
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And mix with a hand mixer and then stir with a fork when you are done with the hand mixerPumpkin Pie Bars
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Pour the filling over the baked crustPumpkin Pie Bars
Now use the reserved 1 cup of the crumbly to sprinkle over the top for the top crustPumpkin Pie Bars
Now bake this for 25 minutesPumpkin Pie Bars
***Pumpkin Pie BarsLet cool, cut up and enjoy!  Pumpkin Pie BarsYUM!!!

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