Drema's "Pumpkin Cheesecake" Bars

Drema's Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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Drema Bryant


A recipe I ran across and haven't used in 15 years. Must have been good or I wouldn't have kept it.

Not a quick dessert but I am sure those who love pastrys and such will have at it with this. Wanted to share.


I do remember I used fresh pumpkin - we do not liked canned but this recipe calls for canned.

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30 Min
40 Min


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2 c
graham crackers, crushed
4 tsp
granulated sugar
1/4 stick
butter or margarine, melted


eggs, well beaten
2 c
granulated sugar
1 pkg
cream cheese, softened (8oz)


2 c
3/4 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
1/2 c
eggs yolks, divided (save whites)
1 pkg
knox gelatin
1/4 c
hot water


cool whip, small container

How to Make Drema's "Pumpkin Cheesecake" Bars


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Combine 1st layer ingredients in small mixing bowl. Transfer to oblong glass baking dish. (approximately 14 x 9 x 2) Press mixture into bottom tightly using hands or glass bottom. This is your 1st layer or crust.
  • 2In medium mixing bowl combine 2 cups sugar, softened cream cheese and 6 eggs, well beaten. Mix thoroughly until smooth. Pour this mixture over above crust. Set aside.
  • 3In medium saucepan combine pumpkin, 1/2 cup of sugar,cinnamon and egg yolks. Mix thoroughly. Add milk gradually to this mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, on medium heat, until mixture becomes thick. (You may prefer to use a double boiler)

    Meanwhile mix package of gelatin in 1/4 cup hot or boiling water. Pour this into thick mixture of pumpkin. Set aside and allow to cool.
  • 4In medium mixing bowl and using electric mixer beat egg white till stiff peaks form. Gradually add in remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat again until stiff.

    When pumpkin mixture is thoroughly cooled, gently fold in egg white mixture.

    Pour this over the other layers.

    Bake for about 40 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to cooking rack. Allow to thoroughly cool.

    Add last layer of cool whip to top. Smooth out topping and refrigerate or serve immediately. Cut in squares and lift out gently.

    You may prefer to cut squares and place a dollop of cool whip on each.

    Look prettier with all in layers!

    Enjoy! Are we tired yet?

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