Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
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These recipe for amazing pumpkin cheesecake bars have a buttery graham cracker crust, a cream cheese layer and a pumpkin cream cheese layer! A great fall dessert idea!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10-12
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
Cheesecake Batter
  • 3 packages (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 eggs
Pumpkin Layer - added to ½ of cheesecake batter:
  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree, NOT pumpkin pie filling
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl, combine crumbs, sugar and butter until well combined
  3. Press evenly on bottom of 9x13 baking dish
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown
  5. Remove from oven and chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Cheesecake Batter:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, spices and eggs until creamy
  3. Divide batter in half
  4. Pour over crust, set aside.
Pumpkin Layer
  1. Add pumpkin and spices to remaining cheesecake batter, stir until well combined
  2. Carefully pour over cheesecake layer, spread evenly with offset spatula
  3. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes, the center should be slightly wobbly and the edges should be lightly browned and puffed
  4. Turn off oven and prop open oven door for 1 hour, for cheesecake to cool
  5. Remove from oven to cooling rack for 1-2 hours or until cool enough to place in refrigerator
  6. Chill for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.
Whip Cream:
  1. Place cold heavy whipping cream in stand mixer and whisk on medium for 1-2 minutes
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar until well incorporated
  3. Increase speed to high and whisk until soft peaks form and whipped cream holds it’s shape
  4. Gently fold in cinnamon.
  5. Add right before serving.
  6. Enjoy!
Recipe by Wishes and Dishes at https://wishesndishes.com/pumpkin-cheesecake-bars/