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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bars - A thick layer of graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake, and spice pumpkin pie flavored filling. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bars - A thick layer of graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake, and spicy pumpkin pie flavored filling. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 15 bars

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Cheesecake Layer:

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs

Whipped Cream:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Pumpkin Pie Layer:

  • 1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • (optional) chopped pecans

Instructions

For the Crust:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press into a 9x13 baking dish. Chill in the fridge while prepping the next step.

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and sugar. Add the eggs and mix to combine. Pour over the graham cracker layer and bake for 20 minutes or until set. Let cool completely.

For the Whipped Cream:

  1. Place cream and sugar in a chilled mixing bowl and mix on high for 1-2 minutes. Add the vanilla and beat for an additional 1-2 minutes or until soft peaks have formed. Don’t whip too much or you will end up will cottage cheese looking whipped cream. Set aside for later.

For the Pumpkin Pie Layer:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the milk with the pudding. Add the pumpkin and the spices. Fold in 1/2 of the whipped cream. Spread over the cooled cream cheese layer. 

  2. To serve: Top with the remaining whipped cream. Garnish with pecans if desired. You can either spread the whipped cream over the entire pan or individually. Slice into squares and serve.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was given to me by someone at my wedding with no name on it!