Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

"This is a fall staple at our house. Makes the house smell heavenly, and they taste better than they smell. This recipe can be doubled easily and baked in a 9 x 13 pan."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
32 1x2inch bars




  • Combine flour and brown sugar in medium bowl.
  • Cut in butter to make a crumb mixture.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Set aside 3/4 cup crumb mixture for topping.
  • Press remaining mixture into bottom of 8 x 8 baking pan.
  • Bake in preheated 350° oven for 15 minutes.
  • Cool slightly.
  • Combine cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin, eggs, spices and vanilla in large mixing bowl.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour over baked crust.
  • Sprinkle with reserved topping.
  • Bake an additional 30-35 minutes.
  • Cool before cutting into bars.

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  1. This recipe is very good!...for the crust, I process the flour and brown sugar for about 15 seconds in a food processor, then add in very cold butter, process with a couple of on and off turns, then just mix in the pecans by hand, I find that the crust bakes out to a lighter texture if done by this method. You also might want to increase the sugar and cinnamon slightly in the filling. This is a delicious pumpkin recipe that I have made many times in the Fall season. thanks for sharing KyJo!...Kittencal:)
  2. If I made these again I would remove a tablespoon or two of the pumpkin, but they came together very quickly and were easy to make!
  3. SUPER! super quick, super easy, super moist, SUPER YUMMY! thanks KyJo, DEFINATELY a "keeper"!
  4. What a great recipe! I have made these several times and have never been disappointed. The texture does vary according to the brand of pumpkin used and I prefer Libby's if I can find it. Not too sweet - just perfect!
  5. I made these as dessert for Thanksgiving and they were wonderful! I brought some to my SIL and she loved them too! Nice and easy.


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