Pumpkin Amaretto Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Pumpkin Amaretto Cheesecake Bars Recipe

How To Make Pumpkin Amaretto Cheesecake Bars

These cheesecake bars have graham cracker crust, layered with a creamy pumpkin filling with a dash of amaretto liqueur, and topped with whipped cream.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Cool Time: 4 hours
Total: 5 hours 5 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Crust:

  • 10tbspunsalted butter
  • 2cupsgraham cracker crumbs
  • cuplight brown sugar
  • 1tbspamaretto liqueur
  • ½tspalmond extract

For Filling:

  • 24ozcream cheese,softened, do not use reduced-fat
  • cuppumpkin puree
  • ½cuplight brown sugar
  • 1tbspall-purpose flour
  • 2tbspamaretto liqueur
  • ½tspalmond extract
  • ½tspground allspice
  • ¼tspground nutmeg
  • ½tspground cinnamon
  • 3large eggs

For Whipped Cream:

  • 1cupheavy cream
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 3tbspconfectioners’ sugar

Instructions

Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and line a 9×13-inch pan with parchment paper, allowing the excess to come up and over the sides of the pan.

  2. In a large bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Remove from the microwave and stir in the remaining crust ingredients, mixing until evenly blended.

  3. Pour the crust mixture into the prepared pan and evenly press into the bottom of the pan using hands.

  4. Bake the crust for 12 minutes.

Filling:

  1. While the crust is baking, add the cream cheese to a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and beat on medium speed until smooth.

  2. Mix in the pumpkin, brown sugar, flour, extracts, and spices and beat on medium-high for about 1 minute until fully combined. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.

  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing just until combined between each addition. The mixture should be smooth.

  4. Pour the filling mixture over the baked crust and return to the oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for 2 hours, then transfer to the fridge to cool for at least another 2 hours or overnight.

  5. When ready to serve, make and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.

Whipped Cream:

  1. Chill bowl and beater attachments (whisk) in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Remove from freezer and add cream and vanilla to the bowl, place sugar close by.

  3. Begin beating/stirring on low for about 2 minutes until foamy, then increase the speed to medium.

  4. Add the sugar a tablespoon at a time at the 3-, 4-, 5-minute marks.

  5. If using a stand mixer, scrape down the sides of the bowl at the 4-minute mark.

  6. Beat for one to two minutes after the last addition of sugar or until soft peaks form. Do not overbeat.

  7. Top the desserts with it and enjoy! Store covered in the fridge for up to two hours.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 290.22kcal
  • Fat: 23.97g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.51g
  • Trans Fat: 0.29g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.70g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.00g
  • Fiber: 0.62g
  • Sugar: 10.48g
  • Protein: 3.83g
  • Cholesterol: 96.89mg
  • Sodium: 180.66mg
  • Calcium: 63.37mg
  • Potassium: 116.36mg
  • Iron: 0.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 353.14µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.74mg
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