Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Topping

Anita Hoffman

By
@scent4U

An unusual pumpkin bar that is delicious, easy to make and moist. The combination of cream cheese and orange marmalade sets these bars off.
Photo is adapted from Prima Blog.


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Serves:

16 bars

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
flour
1/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c
quick oats
2 Tbsp
chopped walnuts
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 c
unsalted butter, melted

FILLING

1/2 c
pumpkin
1/4 c
milk plus 2 tbsp.
1 -1/2 Tbsp
vanilla
1
egg, slightly beaten
3 Tbsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
allspice
1/8 tsp
salt

TOPPING

1/4 lb
cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp
orange marmalade

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Crust: Combine the first 4 ingredients and half the cinnamon in the food processor or mixing bowl. Add butter and process until mixture becomes crumbly.
Press mixture evenly in bottom of a lightly greased 9 inch square baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven.
2
Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
3
Combine pumpkin, milk, half the vanilla, egg, sugar, allspice , salt and remaining cinnamon in a food processor or mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
Pour over crust and bake 25 minutes.
Cool on a rack.
4
Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, remaining vanilla and orange marmalade until fluffy.
Spread evenly over cooled pumpkin bars.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American