Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin, Cheesecake & Oreo combine in these ‘perfect for fall’ dessert bars! These Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars have an Oreo crust and a creamy pumpkin cheesecake filling.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake is one dessert which I discovered only some 4 years back. Didn’t grow up eating it and had not even heard of it till few years back. I was never a foodie, never read about food so I had no idea about different desserts in the world. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Because now all I do is think and read about food. Sometimes I myself find it hard to believe my transformation! ? Anyway so yeah cheesecake, like I said I discovered it pretty late in life but it has quickly become my most favorite dessert. And a major credit goes to The Cheesecake Factory. They got be hooked on to it. They make the best cheesecakes and whenever I am there I never forget to eat their cheesecakes. I actually want to try a new flavor every time I am there.

This time when I was there with mom dad, we tried the Pumpkin Cheesecake. And that motivated me to make these Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars. It’s not that I don’t have a pumpkin cheesecake recipe on my blog, I do but bars just seem better/more convenient to feed a crowd. And since Thanksgiving is only a few days away, I thought I should share the recipe for these dessert bars with you guys.

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These pumpkin cheesecake bars have an oreo crust. Can you use graham crackers in place of oreos? Most definitely! I mean my pumpkin cheesecake recipe has a graham cracker crust so it works just fine. But for these bars I wanted to changed things a bit and ended my using oreos for the crust. I thought the combination of oreo + pumpkin + cheesecake was really good together!

These bars are pretty straight forward to make. That’s the thing I like about cheesecakes, they are really very simple to make. You just have to mix everything together, pour into pan and bake. The only thing which you should be careful about is that your cream cheese should be softened. I mean if you want your cheesecake to be really creamy, the cream cheese needs to at softened and at room temperature so that it’s completely smooth when you beat it using your mixer.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

I have not used any water bath here, you may use it to prevent cracks. Since I was going to top the pumpkin cheesecake bars with whipped cream, I just baked them as such.

 

Method

*  Line a 8 x 8 inch square pan with aluminium foil. Spray it with a non-stick spray and set aside.

 

In a food processor pulse oreo cookies (the whole cookie including the white part) till you get fine crumbs. Transfer to a bowl and add pumpkin pie spice to it and stir to combine.

Add melted butter to the crumbs and mix.

Press mixture into the prepared pan. Bake at 325 F degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

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Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer  beat room temperature cream cheese till soft and creamy.

Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition . Add vanilla extract and mix.

Add sugar and mix to combine.

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Add pumpkin puree, heavy cream and mix. Then add flour, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon powder.

Mix till everything is well combined.

Pour the cheesecake batter on top of the prepared oreo crust.

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Bake at 325 F degrees for 50-60 minutes or till edges are set but center still juggles a bit. Once baked, let it sit in the oven (with the oven off and door slightly open) for around 20 minutes and then take it out of the oven and let cool completely. Chill in the refrigerator overnight.

Cut into bars, top with whipped cream and serve.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

* I love that these pumpkin cheesecake bars can be and in fact should be made in advance. It’s best to chill them overnight so that it sets well. In the morning, just slice them and serve.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with an Oreo crust. These are great for Holiday entertaining and also easy to make!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 197 kcal
Author: Manali
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Ingredients

Crust

Filling

  • 2 x 8 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1.5 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1.25 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F degrees. Line a 8 x 8 inch square pan with aluminium foil. Spray it with a non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. In a food processor pulse oreo cookies (the whole cookie) till you get fine crumbs. Transfer to a bowl and add pumpkin pie spice to it and stir to combine.
  3. Add melted butter to the crumbs and mix.
  4. Press mixture into the prepared pan. Bake at 325 F degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  5. Using the paddle attachment of your stand mixer beat room temperature cream cheese till soft and creamy.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition . Add vanilla extract and mix.
  7. Add sugar and mix to combine.
  8. Add pumpkin puree, heavy cream and mix. Then add flour, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon powder.
  9. Mix till everything is well combined.
  10. Pour the cheesecake batter on top of the prepared oreo crust.
  11. Bake at 325 F degrees for 50-60 minutes or till edges are set but center still juggles a bit.
  12. Once baked, let it sit in the oven (with the oven off and door slightly open) for around 20 minutes and then take it out of the oven and let cool completely. Chill in the refrigerator overnight.
  13. Cut into bars, top with whipped cream and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 105mg 4%
Potassium 95mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 21g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 66.6%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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22 thoughts on “Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

  1. I LOVE cheesecake, especially when it’s in bar or mini form since a big slice is too much. Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors and these look so creamy and delicious!

  2. I love pumpkin cheesecake! It is definitely one of my favorite fall treats and I love how you made it into bars for easy holiday party entertaining 🙂

  3. I love (love!) pumpkin cheesecake, so I would be all about these bars. I’m like you…I didn’t eat cheesecake until just a few years ago. But don’t worry…I’m making up for lost time now! These bars sound like the perfect treat for a holiday dinner. 🙂

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