Cheesecake Filled Pumpkin Bread Bars Recipe

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Gregory Published: January 25, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Cheesecake Filled Pumpkin Bread Bars

Grab a bite of these decadent pumpkin bread bars, made with a smooth and creamy cheesecake layer, topped with crunchy brittle pecans, for a tasty dessert!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total: 5 hours



For Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 2pkgcream cheese
  • 1egg
  • 1cupsugar
  • 2tspvanilla

For Pumpkin Bread:

  • 4ozpureed pumpkin,fresh or canned
  • 1egg
  • ¼cupvegetable oil
  • 3tbspwater
  • ¾cupwhite sugar
  • 1cupall-purpose flour
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspground nutmeg
  • 1pinchground cloves
  • 1pinchground ginger
  • 1cuppecans,chopped, for toppings

For Icing Drizzle:

  • 2cupspowdered sugar
  • 2tbspmilk,or more as needed
  • 4tspvanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream Cheese Filling:

  1. Using a mixer, cream the cream cheese, egg, vanilla, and sugar together until fully combined and smooth.

Pumpkin Bread:

  1. Spray a 9×9-inch pan with baking spray or cover in butter and dust with flour.

  2. Mix together the pumpkin puree, egg, vegetable oil, water, and ¾ cup of white sugar until well blended with a whisk.

  3. In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger, and whisk together, then add to the wet ingredients.

  4. Put 75% of the cake batter in the pan, then top with spoonfuls of cheesecake batter carefully.

  5. Top the cheesecake with the remaining cake batter carefully. Finish with chopped pecans atop.

  6. Bake for about 45 to 50 minutes or until the top springs back when touched.

Icing Drizzle:

  1. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk together in a bowl.

  2. Let the cake cool completely, then drizzle the icing on top.

  3. Place in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours or overnight.

  4. Serve cold, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 412.92kcal
  • Fat: 17.98g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.77g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.65g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.04g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.26g
  • Fiber: 1.39g
  • Sugar: 50.37g
  • Protein: 4.04g
  • Cholesterol: 47.69mg
  • Sodium: 182.84mg
  • Calcium: 36.72mg
  • Potassium: 108.42mg
  • Iron: 1.06mg
  • Vitamin A: 155.53µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.49mg
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