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awesome pumpkin cheesecake bars

a recipe by
Diana Perry
Martinez, GA

This has become the number #! favorite of all of the pumpkin cheesecake recipes for my family and friends. I got the recipe from a co-worker who brought it to our work family Thanksgiving celebration! Total success, and easy to make besides!

serves 16
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For awesome pumpkin cheesecake bars

  • 1-1/2 c
    reduced fat cinnamon graham crackers crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 4 pkg
    8-oz each, cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 c
  • 4 lg
  • 8 oz
    canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 2 tsp
    pumpkin pie spice
  • redi-whip, or whipped cream
  • dash
    pumpkin pie spice

How To Make awesome pumpkin cheesecake bars

  • 1
    Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • 2
    Line a 13X9" pan with parchment paper, leaving about 1" of paper hanging on the sides.
  • 3
    In medium size bowl, combine the cracker crumbs with the melted butter; press the crust on the bottom of the prepared pan. Set aside while making the filling
  • 4
    In your stand mixer, add the cream cheese & sugar; use paddle attachment and beat on low speed until light and fluffy.
  • 5
    Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended.
  • 6
    Spoon half of the mixture over the crust, and spread evenly.
  • 7
    Add the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice to the remaining cream cheese mixture; use a wire whisk to stir until smooth; Carefully spoon over mixture in pan.
  • 8
    Bake for 50 minutes, or until just set. Turn off the oven and leave the door ajar allowing the cheecake to slowly cool down for about 1 hour or so.
  • 9
    Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before cutting into bars; Top each bar with a rosette of whipped cream and dust of pumpkin pie spice.