Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars


Celebrate the season with these delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars. They’re the perfect treat for fall entertaining!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Author: Paragary Bakery Pastry Chef Laurel Melchor
Recipe type: Dessert


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted cold butter

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans


  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar.

  3. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut in butter until crumbly.

  4. Stir in pecans.

  5. Set aside ¾ cup of the topping.

  6. Press the remaining crumb mixture into a greased 8-inch square baking pan.

  7. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.

  8. Cool on a wire rack.

  9. In a mixer using the paddle attachment or by hand, beat cream cheese and sugar until well combined.

  10. Beat in the pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.

  11. Pour the batter over the crust.

  12. Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture.

  13. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

  14. Cool on a wire rack.