Monday, October 06, 2008

Cranberry-Pumpkin Bars - 3 WW pts

POINTS® Value: 3
Servings: 18
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 25 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
For these delicious bars, if you don`t have pumpkin pie spice in your pantry, substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon each of nutmeg, ginger and clove.


  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp reduced-calorie margarine, soft, at room teperature
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin, puree
  • 1 large egg(s)
  • 1 large egg white(s)
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries


  • Heat oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Lightly coat a 9x13-inch (23x33 cm) baking pan with cooking spray, then dust lightly with flour.

  • In a large bowl, cream sugar and margarine with an electric mixer; beat in egg, egg white, pumpkin purée and buttermilk.

  • In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. Stir into pumpkin mixture just until moistened, then add cranberries and mix gently.

  • Spread batter in pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until center springs back when gently pressed. Cool and cut into 18 bars.

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