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Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 5 min
  • Servings 16

You don’t have to choose between pumpkin pie and cheesecake anymore! This recipe for pumpkin cheesecake bars, brings these two favorites together in the most delightful way. A sweet, nutty and crumbly base is filled with the velvety combination of pumpkin, cream cheese and spices and covered with a topping of sweetened sour cream. Throw the whole recipe together a day ahead, it only takes 20 minutes of hands-on time, and you’ll be ready for Thanksgiving (or any fall occasion) with a dreamy dessert mashup that’s sure to please the crowd! MORE+ LESS-

Updated March 16, 2020
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.
  • Garnish this dessert simply with a sprinkle of chopped walnuts or go all out with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce!
  • It’s important to use canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix, in this recipe. Pumpkin is just the pureed vegetable, while pumpkin pie mix contains added spices and sugar. Using the plain pumpkin gives you control over flavor (and calories!).
  • Planning an entire dessert table? Find plenty more ideas among our dessert recipes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
11g
53%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
110mg
5%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
26g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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