Pumpkin cheesecake bars: A classic fall dessert recipe from the ’80s

Pumpkin cheesecake bars

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Pumpkin cheesecake bars (1988)

Homemade with love! These deliciously luscious pumpkin cheesecake bars don’t take long to make when you start with this classic recipe from the ’80s.

Pumpkin cheesecake bars Retro recipe from 1988

Pumpkin cheesecake bars

Pumpkin cheesecake bars (1988)

Yield: 32
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed golden brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Libby's solid pack pumpkin
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine flour and brown sugar in medium bowl.
  2. Cut in butter to make a crumb mixture.
  3. Stir in nuts.
  4. Set aside 3/4 cup mixture for topping.
  5. Press remaining mixture into bottom of 8- by 8- by 1-1/2-inch baking pan.
  6. Bake in preheated 350 (F) oven for 15 minutes.
  7. Cool slightly.
  8. Combine cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin, eggs, cinnamon, allspice and vanilla in large mixer bowl.
  9. Blend until smooth.
  10. Pour over baked crust.
  11. Sprinkle with reserved topping.
  12. Bake an additional 30 to 35 minutes. Cool before cutting into bars.


Makes 32 1- by 2-inch bar cookies.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 32 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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