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pumpkin cheesecake bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 65 min
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven


These Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are made with a buttery graham cracker crust, fall spices, rich cream cheese, and real pumpkin puree. They are a decadent crowd pleaser!


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For the crust:

  • 8 Whole graham cracker sheets
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


For the filling:

  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350º and line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Crush or process graham crackers into fine crumbs
  3. Mix in sugar, and then butter
  4. Press into prepared pan, and bake for 10 minutes, until the crust is just beginning to brown
  5. Meanwhile, Beat cream cheese and ⅔ cups of sugar together until smooth
  6. Add vanilla and sour cream, and continue beating until fully incorporated
  7. Add eggs and salt, and beat until once again, smooth, and fully incorporated
  8. In a separate bowl, combine pumpkin puree, spices, and flour
  9. Add ¾ cup of cream cheese mixture, and stir well
  10. When crust is done, remove from oven, and pour in remaining cream cheese mixture
  11. Dot with pumpkin mixture, and, using a butter knife or toothpick, swirl the two mixtures together, being careful not to disturb the crust underneath
  12. Bake in center of oven for 30-35 minutes, until the edges are set, but the center is still slightly jiggly
  13. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool completely, then chill for several hours before slicing


  • Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe