Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Filling


A layered pumpkin bar with cream cheese filling and a gingersnap crust.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 9x13-inch pan



  • 2 cups crushed gingersnap cookies

  • ¾ cup finely chopped pecans

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pumpkin Layer:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine crushed gingersnaps, pecans, and melted butter for crust in a bowl. Mix until evenly moistened; press into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is lightly browned and smells toasted, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool while preparing cream cheese layer. Leave the oven on.

  4. Combine cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract for cream cheese layer in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Spread over cooled crust and place in the refrigerator while preparing pumpkin layer.

  5. Beat pumpkin, evaporated milk, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a bowl until well blended. Beat in sugar and eggs. Pour over cream cheese layer.

  6. Return to the oven and bake until pumpkin layer is set, about 50 minutes. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
22g Fat
29g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 283mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 189mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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