Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars Recipe

This amazing pumpkin cream cheese bars recipe is the perfect addition for any fall recipe collection.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 bars


  • 6 tbsp. unsalted, melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can pumpkin, 15.oz.
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground gloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

For the cream cheese filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 large egg


1Preheat oven to 350F degrees and grease a 9×13 casserole or baking pan.

2Beat melted butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar in a bowl on medium speed until well incorporated. Add the 2 eggs, the pumpkin, 1 tsp. vanilla and water until smooth.

3In a separate bowl combine all of the rest of the dry ingredients and mix well and add it to the pumpkin mixture and combine until well blended. Spread about 2/3 of the batter evenly into the baking pan.

4In a another bowl beat cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp. vanilla until well mixed. Spread cream cheese mixture over the pumpkin batter and then add the remaining pumpkin batter over the cream cheese. Use a fork or knife to swirl together the batter with the cream cheese.

5Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out dry. Cool completely and then cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 323
Cholesterol: 77mg.
Carbohydrates: 46 g (Fiber 1g., Sugar 30g.)
Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 8 g
Sodium: 218 mg
Potassium: 80 mg
Protein: 5g.

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