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Ingredients: Metric Units
1 1/3 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter (1 1/2 sticks)
1 c. oats
1/2 c. pecans, chopped

1 8oz. cream cheese
1/2 c. sugar
3 eggs
2 c. pumpkin puree
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cardamom
This bar cookie is rich with the flavors of pumpkin pie.

Make the base
Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a 9x13 rectangular baking pan by lining it with aluminum foil (come up over the ends for easy removal - and super-easy cleanup). Spray the foil with nonstick spray.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, 1/4 c. sugar. Cut butter into small pieces and cut into flour mixture with a pastry blender or with two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press all but 1 c. of the mixture into the bottom of the pan.

Bake at 350F for 15 min.

Make the topping
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/2 c. sugar, eggs, pumpkin and spices. Pour over baked crust. Sprinkle reserved base mixture over the top.

Bake at 350F for 25 min. Cool completely on wire rack. Use the foil to lift it from the pan - makes it so easy to cut nice neat squares. Store in the refrigerator.
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Contributed on: and modified on Monday November 19th, 2007