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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Streusel Topping


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  • Total Time: 75 minutes
  • Yield: 12 to 16 bars 1x

Description

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Streusel Bars start with a delicious cinnamon graham cracker crust then have two layers of cheesecake and then are finished off with a yummy streusel topping.


Ingredients

Scale

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups (about 10 full crackers) cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Cheesecake:

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 heaping cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Streusel and Topping:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened (not fully melted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Salted or plain caramel sauce to top bars with

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray an 8 x 8 baking pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the crust ingredients and mix until well combined. Press evenly into the bottom of the 8 x 8 baking pan. (Save the bowl to mix the streusel in, no need to wash it out)
  3. In another bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with a hand or electric mixer until completely smooth and creamy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and beat until each is combined.
  4. Remove 1 1/2 cups of this cream cheese mixture and spread it evenly over the prepared crust.
  5. Add the canned pumpkin, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice to the remaining cheesecake mixture and mix until well combined.
  6. Pour the cream cheese pumpkin layer on top of the plain cheesecake layer and carefully spread evenly on top.
  7. To make the streusel combine all the ingredients in the bowl used for the crust. Mix until well combined. Sprinkle this streusel topping evenly over the pumpkin cheesecake layer. (I like to take some of it and squeeze it in my hand to make some bigger clumps of it)
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 50-55 minutes or until the cheesecake has set.
  9. Allow to cool for about an hour and then place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  10. Drizzle each bar with caramel sauce if desired.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: Desserts