We’re right in the middle of the pumpkin season. Although my first pumpkin dessert was made in the heat of June followed by a long break for the rest of summer, now I have cans of pumpkin puree all over the kitchen.
On the counter, in the pantry and a can be opened in the fridge. I have quite a few recipes I must try this fall and I’m not going to take the peppermint train until I cross all the pumpkin recipes off my list.
How to make this Pumpkin Cheesecake?
First, pumpkin cheesecake bars!
After making chocolate pumpkin bars featuring a layer of pumpkin cheesecake, this time I’m combining both into one super-simple dessert – pumpkin cheesecake bars!
The crust is my go-to 2 ingredients crust – graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Combine, press on the bottom of a 13X9″ baking pan and set aside. No need to pre-bake the crust before pouring in the filling.
The filling starts with the classic cheesecake ingredients – cream cheese, sugar, and eggs. To that, for the pumpkin layer, you’ll need pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices.
Finish the bars with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spices. Alternately, you can drizzle some caramel sauce over them and sprinkle some chopped nuts. Or both caramel sauce and whipped cream.
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