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Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats, uncooked
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 can (16 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
1/2 cup light or dark corn syrup
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Whipped cream, if desired

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan. Beat margarine and sugar until fluffy. Add combined oats and flour; mix well. Spread evenly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool slightly. Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add remaining ingredients; mix until smooth. Pour over partially cooled crust. Bake at 350 degrees for an additional 45 to 50 minutes or until center appears set. Cool completely on wire rack. Chill. Serve with whipped cream, if desired. 20 bars.

Sandra Jennings
Moline



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