Pumpkin Pie Bars

1-1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 pkg. (8 oz.) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

For crumb topping (mix together in a small bowl and set aside):
1/3 C flour
1/4 C butter (1/2 stick)
1/3 C oats
1/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C nuts (optional)
HEAT oven to 350°F.

LINE 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Mix flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar, and softened butter in medium bowl until blended. (Best to use hands – warning: your hands will be messy). Mix in oats and nuts (again, with hands).

PRESS oat mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 min. Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar, eggs, pumpkin and spice with mixer until blended; pour over crust. Sprinkle with crumb topping.

BAKE 25 min.; cool 10 min. Use foil to transfer dessert from pan to wire rack; cool completely before cutting.
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