First place recipe by Ronnie Allen, Onawa, Iowa

1 1/3 cups flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup cold oleo or butter

1 cup quick oatmeal

1/2 cup pecans

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese

3 eggs

1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

Mix flour, brown sugar and 1/4 cup sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender. Stir in oats and pecans. Reserve 1 cup oat mixture. Press remaining in 13x9-inch pan. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Beat cream cheese, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, pumpkin and pumpkin spice in small bowl with mixer until well blended. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with 1 cup oat crumbs. Bake 25 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars.


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