Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Sun, 10-28-2012 - 3:37pm

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE BARS

1 cup flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
5 tbsps. butter
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
8 ozs. softened cream cheese
¾ cup sugar
½ cup pumpkin
2 eggs, slightly beaten
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix flour and brown sugar in bowl and cut in butter till crumbly.   Add nuts and set aside ¾ of the crumb mixture.  Press remaining crumb mixture into an 8 x 8 x 2" pan.   Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Cool slightly.  Mix remaining ingredients till smooth and pour over crust.  Sprinkle with reserved topping.  Bake 30-35 minutes more.

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