Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Topping

2
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Topping

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.

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About Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Topping

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




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