Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars

Adapted from Bakers Royale

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x9 pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a medium bowl mix flour, 1/4 cup of sugar and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the oats. Place 3/8 cup of the flour mixture in a small bowl and add butterscotch chips. Set aside to reserve as topping. Press remaining flour mixture into the pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

Mix cream cheese and pumpkin with an electric mixer at medium speed until blended. Add remaining sugar, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves and vanilla; mix at medium speed until well blended. Spread pumpkin mixture over baked crust and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Sprinkle reserved oat mixture over the filling and continue to bake for another 15 minutes.

Cool in pan on a wire rack completely before cutting. Refrigerate leftovers.

Makes 16 bars.


This recipe was printed from the Everyday Foodie blog. ©2011 Karen McCullough.