Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars Recipe | The Cupboard Drawer Recipe Book
Here is a Cheesecake recipe that combines the smooth sweetness of cream cheese with the unique flavor of pumpkin. This one is from “The Cupboard Drawer” and has it’s genesis in the great depression as the richness allowed for more servings than a pound cake and a pie combined. It serves as a very cost effective way to enjoy the holidays. Do Enjoy…
1 pkg (16 oz) Golden Pound Cake Mix
3 eggs Divided (2 and 1)
2 tbsp Butter, melted
4 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice
1 pkg (8 oz) Cream Cheese Softened
1 can (14 oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 can (16 oz) Pumpkin (about 2 Cups)
1.2 tsp salt
1 Cup Chopped Nuts (South of the Mason Dixon Line use Pecans/Pralines North Use Walnuts)
Pre Heat Oven to 350 Degrees
- In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer on low speed and combine cake mix, 1 egg, butter, and 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, mix until crumbly, Press into bottom of 15 X 10 in Jelly Roll Pan: Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy, gradually beat in condensed milk, 2 eggs, Pumpkin, and remaining pumpkin pie spice and salt. Mix well, Pour over crust and smooth out with a spatula, Sprinkle w nuts
- Bake in 350 oven for 30-35 mins or until set
- Remove from oven and cool to room temp then Chill for at least 1 hr or until firm; cut into bars and store in refrig.
Yield 48 Bars - Serving Suggestion Drizzle with Chocolate, or Butterscotch, or Maple Syrup,
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