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Marbled Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Bars

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
2 eggs
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 (3 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup + 1 Tbs. margarine or butter, softened
2 Tbs. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
Browned Butter Frosting (below)


Heat oven to 350. Grease 13x9 pan. Beat 1 cup flour, the brown sugar, pumpkin, 1/2 cup margarine, the cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, salt, cloves and 2 eggs in large bowl on low speed until blended, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in raisins and pecans.

Mix remaining ingredients in small bowl. Beat on medium speed about 1 minute, scraping bowl occasionally, until well blended. Spread half of the pumpkin batter in pan. Spoon remaining batter over cream cheese mixture; spread evenly. Cut through batter and cream cheese mixture with knife for marbled effect. Bake 35-40 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center; cool. Frost with Browned Butter Frosting. Cut into about 3x1" bars. Refrigerate any remaining bars. 32 bars.

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