Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

Enjoy this cheesy and rich dessert ready for baking in just 20 minutes!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 5 min
  • Servings 16

Base

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1
cup quick-cooking oats
1/2
cup finely chopped walnuts

Filling

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup sugar
1
can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground ginger
3
eggs

Topping

2
cups sour cream
1/3
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix flour and brown sugar. Using pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and walnuts. Press in bottom of pan; bake 15 minutes.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Pour over hot base. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until set and dry in center.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix topping ingredients. Drop mixture by spoonfuls over pumpkin layer; spread evenly over hot filling. Bake about 5 minutes or until topping is set. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Don’t want to make a pie? Try these bars instead. They can be made up to a day ahead of time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
26g
26%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.