Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares
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Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

Family and friends coming over? Serve these tasty cheesecake squares that combine the favorite flavors of chocolate, pumpkin and spices.

The Story Behind the Recipe
16
servings
30 min
PREP TIME
03 hrs 40 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cheesecake

1 1/4 cups cups (about 25 cookies) chocolate wafer cookie crumbs

1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter melted

1/4 cup sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice  

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin

Topping

1 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

 

 *Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Place 1 cup cookie crumbs into bowl. Add melted butter; mix well. Press crumb mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine 1/4 cup sugar, eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade; process until smooth. Add cream cheese and pumpkin; process until well mixed. Pour mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Bake 30-40 minutes or until top is set.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl; mix well. Remove cheesecake from oven; spread sour cream mixture evenly over top. Return to oven; continue baking 5 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool 30 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Garnish with remaining cookie crumbs. Cut into squares.

Tip #1

Cookies can be crushed in the food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, place cookies into plastic food bag; crush with rolling pin into fine crumbs.

Nutrition

200Calories
14Fat (mg)
60Cholesterol (mg)
160Sodium (mg)
15Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)

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