Marbled Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Bars
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INGREDIENTS
  • 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)
DIRECTIONS
  1. 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.
  2. 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.