Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

 

You will need:

For crust:

1 pouch sugar cookie mix

1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (cold, cubed)

1/4 cup canned pumpkin

For filling:

2 (8oz.) packages of softened cream cheese

2 large eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin

2 tbsp whipping cream

2 tbsp flour

1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

For crumble topping:

2 tbsp. dark brown sugar,

1/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cups flour,

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter (room temperature)

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 egg white

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13 inch baking pan with nonstick foil.

IMG_5372In a medium sized bowl, stir the cookie mix and pumpkin pie spice together

IMG_5375Add the butter and blend with a pastry blender

IMG_5378Stir in the pumpkin

IMG_5381Press evenly into the bottom of the pan and bake for 10 minutes.

IMG_5383Then set aside

IMG_5392Meanwhile prepare the crumble by stirring the flour, sugars, and baking powder together. Add the vanilla, egg white, and butter and stir until combined. Set aside.

 

IMG_5393Prepare the filling by blending the pumpkin, sugar, cream cheese, heavy cream, and vanilla together.

IMG_5402Add the pumpkin pie spice and flour. Once everything is combined spread on top of the cookie layer.

IMG_5404Top with the crumble and bake 34-36 min.

IMG_5406Allow them to cool 30 minutes before refrigerating for another 3 hours

IMG_5409Cut the cooled cheesecake into bars.

 

stack-cheesecakeTopped with caramel and whipped cream if desired.

 

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