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Friday, September 13, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars

I couldn't wait any longer to make something with pumpkin ... and not that I wanted to wait either. I've been thinking of pumpkin treats since about May or June! Pumpkin everything has to be one of my favorite things about Fall. 

I had this idea to make Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars ... and let me just say, these exceeded all of my expectations! Delish - I definitely can't wait to have these again! Our community is having a little potluck at the end of the month and I am thinking that this little recipe is what's going to score me brownie - er, I mean - Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars points with the neighborhood. ;)

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The crust part of the recipe is slightly adapted from an old cookie recipe I got from my gramma. The cheesecake filling is from Kraft recipes! I'm telling ya, they were made for each other!

This recipe is fairly simple to make. If you're looking for a great Fall recipe, be sure to give these Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars a try - you'll be glad you did!

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bars
Printable recipe
Yield: 18-24 bars

For the crust:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (packed) brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening, room temperature
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1/4 cup molasses

For the cheesecake layer:
1 pkg.  (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 cup  canned pumpkin
1/2 cup  sugar
1/2 tsp.  pumpkin pie spice
2½ cups Cool Whip, thawed

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13-in. baking dish lightly with cooking spray and set aside.

Combine first 6 ingredients crust ingredients in a medium bowl; whisk to blend. Using an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar, shortening and butter in large bowl until fluffy. Add the egg and molasses and beat until well blended. Add the flour mixture and mix just until blended.

Press the dough into the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool.

Meanwhile, beat the cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar and pumpkin pie spice with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gently stir in the whipped topping.

When the crust has cooled off, spoon the cream cheese mixture into crust. Level with an off-set spatula or the back of a spoon.

Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Store leftover cheesecake bars in refrigerator.

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Makes you wanna bite, doesn't it? Go grab a fork!

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  1. Oh my gosh those look incredible Jamie! Great job :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. I love all the fun pumpkin recipes I bring back out in the fall too. This one sounds delicious and I love all the spices in the crust, perfect for a pumpkin filling.

  3. Hi Jamie.. Nice space u have here.. Glad to follow u.. Seems like I love all your recipes..

  4. It looks super creamy! My hips won't make it much longer ;-) {pinned!}

  5. Jamie, these bars look absolutely heavenly!!

  6. Ooh these sound good! Pinning them!

  7. I usually have pumpkin in soup Jamie but you have certainly shared a wonderful recipe here. These look so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Those look delicious! I'm not much a of a sweets person, but I might have to give those a try!

  9. These sounds really look and look so pretty. I love anything pumpkin this time of year and I'm always looking for something new. Thanks.

  10. I have never tried pumpkin in cheesecake but those just look soo yummy! Found you at Marvelous Mondays. :)

  11. Okay, these are mouthwatering. Looks SO delicious!! Excited for fall to finally be starting so we can make pumpkin desserts :) thanks for sharing!

  12. Oooh, those look delicious Jamie! I can't wait to start baking with pumpkin as well. I just need a few more hours in the day. :)

  13. Stopping by from Two Cup Tuesdays - had to take a peek at these AMAZING looking pumpkin cheesecake bars. Can't wait to try! Pinning!!

  14. I have a potluck coming up in early October. I think this is going to be the dish I bring. Really nice, Jamie!

  15. I can't wait to make this! Will pin too! Yummy! Jodi from http://thenoiseofboys

  16. My husband loves anything cheesecake, will definitely have to try these!
    Stopped by from, From Dream to Reality link party.


  17. Oh my, these pumpkin spice cheesecake bars look amazing! This will be one of my features from the Blog Hop. SO, don't forget to link back up and grab your featured button Sunday @ 8pm C. Thanks for sharing at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop. Have a wonderful day!


  18. Yum Jamie! These looks awesome..love the crust. Thanks for sharing at Share your Stuff Tuesdays :)

  19. These look delicious! I pinned them so I will have the recipe - going to try it soon.

  20. These look and sound amazing! Pinning to my Fall board :)

  21. This will be a great dessert,it looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  22. I did some Saturday night baking. I can't wait to eat these tomorrow!

  23. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

  24. OOOOO - I.WANT.SOME.NOOOWWW!! Looks luscious. I'm a pumpkin freak too. Just last fall, after making several pumpkin recipes, one after the other, my hubs told me he doesn't like pumpkin. WHAT???? So now I get to eat it all myself...what I don't share with my neighbors. This sounds fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. LOVE your recipes!

    1. Thanks, Marsha :) I'm pretty fond of your blog as well! {hugs}

  25. I want one now myself!!! It looks absolutely delicious and I will be trying the recipe soon!
    Pinned @ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/462744930433537533/


  26. These look great! Pinning to save, -- making them soon! =)
    Have a great week!

  27. Congratulations! You are one of our Featured Recipes today at Weekend Potluck! woot woot :)
    Happy Friday, Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

  28. Ooh these look so delicious! I can't wait to try them

  29. Seriously Jamie those are just gorgeous! They look almost too beautiful to eat...almost! ;)

  30. Totally Awesome!!!
    Just pinned and will be sharing on Facebook as one of this week's Features at Freedom Fridays:)))

    Thanks so much for always sharing at Freedom Fridays!
    Hugs, my Friend

  31. Oh my word these cheesecake bars look like pure perfection! Love the idea of an almost gingerbread-like crust! Thank you for linking up to our Halloween and Fall linky party! I am one of the co-hosts at MorningNooNight :) Have a great night!

  32. Jamie, these bars have me itching to get in the kitchen this morning! Amazing! I love anything to do with pumpkin and cheesecake is one of my all time favorites so this is a win-win in my book. Thank you for linking up to our Spooktacular Halloween link party.

  33. Jamie, I just found this wonderful post on Connie's pumpkin roundup. (You probably shared it on my blog hop but I have to admit that I haven't been through all the links my guests have shared yet.) This is a recipe that is going on my "must make it" list. And your poke cake is a recipe that I know my dad will love!!! Two winners!
    Ducks ‘n a Row

  34. So I attempted to make the pumpkin bars...is the crust suppose to be the consistency of an uncooked cookie?


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