Pumpkin pie streusel bars

Claire Gallam

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Who said your pie had to be circular? Get everything you love out of pumpkin pie in an easy to eat, bite-size bar instead! These pumpkin pie streusel bars are made with your favorite pumpkin pie filling, cream cheese, cinnamon and butter, so you know they taste good. Plus, you can easily eat these without plates or forks!

pumpkin pie bars

You can serve these bars chilled (so they have a decadent cheesecake quality) or serve them warm (and eat them with fork directly from the pan). However you serve these, they will be a huge hit on your Thanksgiving table and will probably be more popular than the standard pies!

Pumpkin pie streusel bars

Yields about 24 bars

Recipe adapted from Kraft

Ingredients:pie bars

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 8 ounces light cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 15 ounces pumpkin purée
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons cinnamon

Directions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8-inch glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, 1/2 cup white sugar and brown sugar, stir well. Cut the butter and applesauce in with a pastry knife until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Stir in the oats until mixed.
  3. Press about 1/2 of the mixture into the prepared baking dish with a spatula. Bake the crust for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. While crust bakes, prepare the filling by beating the cream cheese, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, pumpkin purée and cinnamon with an electric mixer. Sprinkle the remaining streusel topping over the filling and bake for another 30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Cool for at least 2 hours (for chilled bars) or serve warm with whipped cream.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.

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