Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

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195 CALORIES 30g CARBS 7g FAT 5g PROTEIN
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Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(6 Old SmartPoints™)
(5 PointsPlus®)
Recently I got a number of emails about Thanksgiving dessert options. Usually I opt to make some type of cookie since desserts aren’t my specialty. These oatmeal white chocolate cranberry or pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are both great options. However this year I decided I wanted to try making something with pumpkin that wasn’t too high in calories. I experimented with a few recipes and finally landed on this simple recipe with cream cheese. It’s a twist on a recipe I saw in Food and Wine and uses store bought reduced fat pie crust to speed things up. You can also easily get 16 servings out of this if you want to reduce the points to 4 and calories to 160.

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The Recipe

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

Adapted from foodandwine.com
PREP TIME: 15 Min
COOK TIME: 25 Min
TOTAL TIME: 40 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 U refrigerated pie crust, store bought
  • 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 2 U eggs
  • 12 oz. can nonfat evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 oz light cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar

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Instructions

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1

Spread the pie crust out in a 9 X 13 glass dish coated with cooking spray. Par-bake according to package directions. Set aside.

1

Change the oven temperature to 425 degrees.

1

Combine the pumpkin, milk, eggs, brown sugar, white sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Pour over the crust.

1

Melt the cream cheese until soft in the microwave. Stir in the powder sugar.

1

Using a knife, swirl the cream cheese mixture into the pumpkin.

1

Bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. Turn down to 350 and bake for 25 more minutes.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 bar (111g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195
Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
10%
Saturated Fat 3g
13%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 35mg
12%
Sodium 174mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate 30g
10%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 18g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
1 Comment
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December 14, 2015 - 10:20
Sorry about this! It is added with the pumpkin - I am updated the recipe now.
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