PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE BARS


Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are an easy-to-make pumpkin dessert that is perfect for the holidays. Rich, creamy pumpkin cheesecake over an easy gingerbread crust, simply baked to perfection. I love this recipe topped with fresh whipped cream and an extra dash of cinnamon.

As you may know, I only bake recipes that are EASY. I do not like precision or super time-intensive recipes, so you can rest assured these pumpkin cheesecake bars are a simple recipe.

These pumpkin cheesecake bars will last three to five days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator or up to three months in the freezer.

Chapters:
0:00 Intro
0:36 Ingredients
0:54 Dish Prep
1:38 Make the Crust
2:35 Make the Filling
4:41 Add Filling to Crust – Bake
5:39 Plate and Serve

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INGREDIENTS & PRODUCTS USED + MENTIONED:
How-To Make Pumpkin Puree: https://youtu.be/cIJ0k-YdfjA
Midel Gingersnap Cookies: https://amzn.to/3mF9HTp
Midel Gluten-Free Gingersnap Cookies: https://amzn.to/35TYSGm
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Pumpkin Spice Latte: https://youtu.be/C5-AuvqFFys
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PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE BARS
8 ounces gingersnap cookies
3 ounces of coconut oil
8 ounces organic cream cheese
7 ounces plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup maple sugar (I used this one)
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350ºF and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.

Place gingersnap cookies into a food processor and pulse until the cookies are broken down.
Add softened coconut oil to the cookies and mix until blended well. The texture will resemble wet sand.

Transfer the crust into the prepared baking dish and use your fingers to press it into the corners and along the sides until it looks even.

Using a hand mixer, whip cream cheese in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add yogurt to the cream cheese and blend again.

Add pumpkin puree, maple sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Blend together.
Add in egg, and beat one last time until the mixture is nice and fluffy.

Carefully pour the cheesecake filling over the prepared crust and bake for 45 minutes.

Once the time is up, turn off the oven and crack open the oven door. Allow the cheesecake to rest in the oven for one hour.

Transfer to the fridge and chill overnight or for a minimum of eight hours.

Cut into nine squares and enjoy!

Optional: Top with fresh whipped cream and extra cinnamon.

NOTES
If you don’t have maple sugar, you can sub in any granulated sugar (coconut sugar would work well).

Be sure all of your ingredients are room temperature before starting. This will keep the bars nice and fluffy.

I used Midel gingersnap cookies for this recipe. They also have a gluten-free variety if you want to keep this recipe gluten-free. Both are linked above.

You can swap graham crackers for gingersnap cookies if preferred. They are both delicious.

If you don’t have pumpkin puree, you can use pureed sweet potatoes or butternut squash.

Nutrition
Serving: 1bar | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1803IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg

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