DarkAngel (bellakuuipo1) wrote in cookingclassics,

Pumpkin Cheesecake and Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

This Pumpkin Cheesecake and Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are absolutely devine. My mom baked this for us every Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and I'm been helping her make it for years. It's really simple and it tastes so good.

16 ounces cream cheese
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
5 eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 ounces semisweet chocolate (optional)
1/4 cup heavy cream (optional with chocolate)
3/4 cup graham crumbs
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 Tablespoons melted butter

Whip cream cheese and add sugar and spices. Add eggs one at a time. Add first 1/4 cup of heavy cream add in pumpkin puree. If desired, bring second 1/4 cup of heavy cream to a boil and pour over chocolate to melt. Then swirl chocolate and cream into mix of ingredients above.

Mix graham crumbs, brown sugar, and melted butter together to make the crust. Butter pan, press in crust. Pour mix into pan and bake at 275 degrees for 60 minutes.

Note: Recipe times two equals one 10-inch cheesecake.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

1 c. flour
1/3 c. brown sugar

To this mixture, cut in 5 T. butter, softened.

Stir in:
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Set aside 3/4 c. of the above mixture for top. Press remaining amount in a buttered 8x8" pan. Bake at 350 for 15 mins. Cool slightly.

Combine until smooth:
8 oz. cream cheese
1 1/2 cinnamon
3/4 c. sugar
1 t. allspice
1/2 c. pumpkin
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs

Pour cream cheese mixture over baked crust. Sprinkle with reserved topping. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350. Cool before cutting
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