Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Author: Leslie Green - The Hungry HOusewife
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 55 mins
An addictive Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bar recipe
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups Flour
  • ¾ cup White Sugar, divided
  • ½ cup packed Brown Sugar
  • ¾ cup cold Butter, cubed
  • 1 cup Old-Fashioned Oats
  • ½ cup chopped Pecans
  • 1 package (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 can (15oz) Pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoon Maple Extract
  • 3 Eggs, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a 9 x 13 pan with non-stick foil.
  3. In a small bowl, mix flour,1/4 cup white sugar, and brown sugar; cut in butter until it is crumbled. Stir in oats and pecans. Save 1 cup for topping.
  4. Firmly press the remaining crumb mixture into the pan. Bake 15 minutes
  5. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, cinnamon,pumpkin pie spice and remaining ½ cup white sugar until smooth. Add in pumpkin, vanilla and maple extract ; beat until smooth.
  6. Add eggs and beat on low speed until just blended.
  7. Pour over warm crust and sprinkle with the reserved 1 cup of crumb mixture.
  8. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the filling is set.
  9. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Cut into squares.
  11. Store covered in the refrigerator.
Notes
Recipe inspired by Taste of Home Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars
Recipe by The Hungry Housewife at http://www.thehungryhousewife.com/2013/10/pumpkin-cheesecake-bars.html