pumpkin cheescake bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars Recipe

By Samantha Gianulis – Apron Strings

For those of us who don’t want to fuss with a pie crust but crave creamy, pumpkin deliciousness.

Directions:

In a food processor, pulse cookies until you have a crumb mixture.

In a medium to large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter.

Add cookie crumbs and sugar, mix well.

In a 9×13 baking dish, pour cookie crumb crust and pat down with your hands, extending crust to edges.

Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees and set aside.

With a mixer, mix together cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice until well blended.

Pour over the graham cracker crust.

Bake  at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

Let cool before cutting onto bars.

Serve with whipped cream or alone.

For Graham Cracker Crust:

8 tbsp. unsalted butter

36  graham cracker cookies

1/3 cup granulated sugar

For Cheesecake:

(1) 8 oz. package cream cheese, room temperature

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned works best)

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

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Samantha Gianulis

Samantha Gianulis

Writes for book

Families Online Magazine , the Family Food Network and Mom Writer’s Literary Magazine , where she is Editor-in-Chief.

She recently released my her family food memoir, Little Grapes on the Vine,Mommy’s Musings on Food & Family cook book (Wyatt Mackenzie).

Samantha has written for San Diego Family Magazine, Hybrid Mom Magazine, UCSD Alumni Magazine as well as many other print and online publications.
Samantha is a a self-taught chef. She worked in the Catering and Special Events industry for seven years before becoming a stay at home, now a work at home, Mom.
She appeared on NBC’s ivillage Live


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