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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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  • Holiday
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time
Serving Yield 10-16 bars

Pumped for pumpkin season? Who isn't! The humble tartness of cheesecake makes it the ideal vessel for those familiar autumnal flavors: pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove. These pumpkin cheesecake bars pay homage to fiery fall foliage and the crisp breeze of a perfect October day.

By: Foodness Gracious

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs plus one yolk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

Add 1 1/4 cups of the cookie crumbs to a bowl and mix well with the melted butter. Dump the mixture into the baking pan and press down to cover the base. Set aside in the refrigerator.

Step 3

Using a stand mixer, blend the cream cheese, brown sugar, and flour until light and creamy.

Step 4

Add in the eggs and extra yolk one at a time, making sure to scrape down the bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix on low speed until well blended.

Step 5

Pour the batter over the prepared cookie crumb base and sprinkle the remaining cookie crumbs over the top of the cheesecake. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the center is no longer jiggly.

Step 6

Let cool to room temperature before slicing. These bars can also be frozen, but be sure to bring them back up to room temperature before serving. Store any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Jennifer Bowen

October 25, 2018

Yummy

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October 26, 2018

So delicious, Jennifer! Hope you get the chance to give the recipe a try!

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Amanda

October 25, 2018

When do you add the Pumpkin and spices?

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October 26, 2018

Hi Amanda, the pumpkin and spices should be added in step 4, right after the addition of the eggs and extra yolk. We hope this helps clarify the recipe!

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