Pumpkin Carrot Cream Cheese Bars

15
Sea Sun

By
@Seasun

I was experimenting today and came up with this moist and delicious treat.

The thin cheesecake-like layer on top compliments the cake very well.

:-)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Yum! These pumpkin bars are melt in your mouth good. What makes these a bit different is not only the addition of carrots but the thin layer of cheesecake-like topping. The spices are balanced perfectly in this delicious fall dessert. This will be great after a meal as a snack with a cup of coffee or tea. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • FILLING

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger
  • 1/8 tsp
    cloves
  • pinch
    nutmeg
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
    butter, softened
  • 3 large
    eggs
  • 1 can(s)
    pumpkin, 15 oz
  • 1 c
    carrots, finely shredded
  • TOPPING LAYER

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 large
    egg

How to Make Pumpkin Carrot Cream Cheese Bars

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Filling: In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, spices, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. In a larger bowl, beat 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and butter.
  4. Add eggs, pumpkin, and carrots and mix.
  5. Add flour mixture and mix until well blended.
  6. Spread into pan.
  7. Topping: Mix together cream cheese, sugar and egg until blended.
  8. Pour on top of pumpkin mixture and spread with a spatula until thinly covered.
  9. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

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About Pumpkin Carrot Cream Cheese Bars

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Pumpkin Patch




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