Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars


This is my daughter's pumpkin cheesecake bar recipe. She made it for us at Thanksgiving dinner. It was delicious and the layers look very pretty for presentation.

perfect-looking two-tone cheesecake bars with rosettes of whipped cream
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
16 bars


Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • cup white sugar


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 pinch ground cloves

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg

  • ½ cup whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®)


  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar for crust. Press onto the bottom and a little bit up the sides of a 9-inch square baking pan. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  3. Combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract for filling in a mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread it onto bottom of the graham cracker crust.

  4. Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg to remaining cream cheese mixture and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread the pumpkin mixture over the cream cheese mixture you already placed on the crust.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the center is set, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool, 20 to 30 minutes. Place in the refrigerator until firm, about 3 hours. Cut into 16 squares and top with whipped topping.

Cook's Notes:

Use fat-free cream cheese for lower calories.

You can use homemade whipped topping instead of store-bought.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
18g Fat
20g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 176mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 75mg 2%

* 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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