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Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

These Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake bars are better than a pumpkin pie! Tasty pumpkin bar with a delicious swirled layer of cream cheese. Perfect fall and Thanksgiving dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients

Topping:

  • 8 oz softened Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 2 tbsp Sugar

Base:

  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 2 1/2 cup Flour
  • 3 tsp Pumpkin Spice
  • 1 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg at room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 15 oz Pumpkin Puree

Instructions

Topping:

  • In a medium to large bowl, beat cream cheese, vanilla and sour cream until blended.
  • Add flour and sugar. Beat until smooth. Set aside.

Base:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line a 9x13" baking dish with parchment paper(leaving excess paper overhanging).
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and pumpkin spice.
  • In another large bowl, beat butter until whipped.
  • Beat in brown sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Gradually add and beat in flour mixture.
  • Beat in pumpkin puree until combined.
  • Spread batter in bottom of prepared pan, holding back about 1 cup of the batter.
  • Top with the cream cheese topping and spread leaving about 1/2" border around edges.
  • Gently spoon remaining batter on top and use a butter knife to swirl through the layers.
  • Bake about 40-50 minuted or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out pretty clean.
  • Let cool, then lift out parchment and cut into bars.