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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Creamy-as-can-be, these pumpkin cheesecake bars are befitting the season in both flavor and color. Spiced pumpkin cheesecake with a chocolate cookie crust may not be the most expected combo, but the flavors are certainly complementary.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are luxuriously creamy and rich. You will simply love the taste!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Cooling1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bars and Brownies, cheesecake bars, Holidays, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars, Sweets and Treats, thanksgiving
Servings: 16
Calories: 356kcal

Ingredients

THE CRUST, PROCESS

  • 1 pkg. chocolate sandwich cookies,   such as Oreo (14.8 oz.)
  • 4 tbsp. Unsalted butter, melted

 THE FILLING, BEAT

  • 2 pkg. Cream cheese (8 oz. each), softened
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 can Pumpkin purée (15 oz.)
  • 3 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp. All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • ½ ½Table salt
  • ½ tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Ginger
  • ¼ tsp. Ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. Cloves

THE TOPPING, WHISK

  • 1 ½ cups Sour cream 
  • ¼ cup Powdered sugar, sifted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Line a 9-inch pan with two strips of foil, leaving an overhang on all sides.
  • For the crust, process 28 cookies in a food processor until fine; add butter and pulse until crumbs hold together. Press crumbs into bottom of prepared pan. Bake crust 10 minutes; let cool slightly.
  • For the filling, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar with a mixer until fluffy. Add pumpkin purée, eggs, flour, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves; beat on high until smooth. Pour filling onto crust.
  • Bake bars until sides are set, but center still jiggles, about 45 minutes. Remove bars from oven; leave oven on.
  • For the topping, whisk together sour cream and powdered sugar; carefully spread over bars. Return bars to oven and bake until topping is set, 10–15 minutes.
  • Let bars cool on a rack about 1 hour, loosely cover with foil, and refrigerate overnight. Cut bars, chop remaining 8 cookies, then sprinkle on top before serving.

Notes

Per serving, Calories: 356

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories356
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 23g 36%
    • Saturated Fat 11g 56%
  • Cholesterol 89mg 30%
  • Sodium 325mg 14%
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g 12%
    • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Protein 5g 10%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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