Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bars Recipe @pinch

Cool and creamy, these pumpkin pie cheesecake bars are a delightful fall dessert. It truly tastes like a pumpkin pie cheesecake with a chocolate crust. Only it's much easier to make than a cheesecake. The filling is creamy and filled with pumpkin spice flavor. Serve the bars with a dollop of whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon for a delicious treat. These would also make an easy holiday dessert. The ultimate southern Thanksgiving dessert.

pumpkin pie cheesecake bars
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Recipe Cuisine: Southern Recipe Category: Desserts Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 cup(s) chocolate graham crackers crumbs
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon(s) melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) light brown sugar
  • 2 package(s) cream cheese (8 oz each)
  • 1/2 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 2 - eggs
  • room temperature
  • 1-2 teaspoon(s) pumpkin pie spice (depending on how much spice you like)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Kosher salt
  • 3/4 can(s) canned pumpkin
Intructions :
  • Preheat oven to 325 F. In a small bowl
  • stir together the first 3 ingredients until combined.
  • Press in the bottom of a parchment-lined 8x8 square baking dish. Bake for 8-10 mins to set.
  • Meanwhile
  • beat cream cheese
  • sugar
  • and extract in a stand mixer
  • at medium speed
  • until smooth.
  • Add eggs
  • spices
  • and salt. Continue beating until well combined.
  • Add pumpkin
  • beating until everything comes together.
  • Pour batter over crust.
  • Bake for 40 minutes (be sure to watch it
  • so it doesn't brown on top). Once it's set
  • turn the oven off and leave the oven door closed for 15 mins.
  • Remove and let cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill for 8 hrs or overnight.
  • Cut into bars. Garnish with graham cracker crumbles and serve.

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