Cheesecake Pumpkin Bars Recipe

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Yolanda Published: March 28, 2021 Modified: June 23, 2021
Cheesecake Pumpkin Bars Recipe

How To Make Cheesecake Pumpkin Bars

Unlike other cheesecakes, this gives you a dense and velvety texture and flavor. These cheesecake pumpkin bars are baked from pumpkin puree and batter.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For the Cream Cheese Topping:

  • 8ozcream cheese,(1 block)
  • 1cupsour cream,at room temperature
  • 2tbspall purpose flour
  • 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • ¼tspkosher salt

For the Pumpkin Spice Blondie:

  • 1cupunsalted butter,(2 sticks) melted, plus more for the pan
  • cupsall purpose flour,spooned and leveled
  • 2tsppumpkin spice
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • cupsbrown sugar,packed
  • 1large egg
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • 1cuppumpkin puree

Instructions

Cream cheese topping:

  1. Microwave cream cheese in a medium microwave-safe bowl in 15-second bursts, stirring until smooth but not hot. Whisk in sour cream, flour, sugar, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Set aside.

Pumpkin base:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9×13-inch pan and line with parchment, leaving a 2-inch overhang.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk flour, pumpkin spice, and salt until well combined.

  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together butter and brown sugar until completely smooth and incorporated, then whisk in egg and vanilla.

  4. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Whisk in pumpkin puree and scrape sides of the bowl down again, then fold in flour mixture until no streaks remain.

  5. Reserving about ½ cup of pumpkin batter, spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Spread cream cheese topping over the pumpkin batter, leaving a ½-inch border.

  6. Dollop reserved pumpkin batter on top, then use a butter knife or toothpick to swirl pumpkin batter and cream cheese layers together.

  7. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs for about 45 minutes.

  8. Let cool completely in the pan, then cut into bars and serve.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 322.21kcal
  • Fat: 19.77g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.84g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.07g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.90g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.02g
  • Fiber: 1.03g
  • Sugar: 16.28g
  • Protein: 3.97g
  • Cholesterol: 65.20mg
  • Sodium: 216.63mg
  • Calcium: 54.81mg
  • Potassium: 121.36mg
  • Iron: 1.44mg
  • Vitamin A: 298.38µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.82mg
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