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Recipe of the Week: Triple Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

6 tablespoons butter

1 cup brown sugar

3 eggs

1 cup pumpkin

3/4 cup quick cooking oats

3/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 8 oz. pumpkin cream cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl, add butter and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Add 2 eggs and mix. Add pumpkin. In a seperate bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda and baking powder and cinnamon; add to pumpkin mixture. Pour into a parchment paper-lined 9-by-9-inch pan. Whisk cream cheese, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 egg. Spread on pumpkin mixture.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes then let cool.

– Submitted by Barbara LaFever of McHenry

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