Pumpkin Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars

Remember when Hubby and I went to Canada a few weeks ago? It was a GREAT trip. We had so much fun hanging out with our friends and their baby. We ate a lot of great food, drank quite a few cocktails, and played more than our fair share of Settlers. (Yes, we’re nerds).

Since we rented a cute little house, we were able to cook our meals at home. I love renting a house for vacations. It just makes things so much easier. Obviously, I couldn’t spend 5 days in a house with a HUGE kitchen without baking something. So I searched for a recipe ahead of time that would be easy to whip up in a strange kitchen.

I brought the ingredients from home and these pumpkin butterscotch cheesecake bars came together in no time. Pumpkin and butterscotch make such a perfect pair. I definitely recommend trying this recipe before pumpkin desserts disappear from kitchens across the country.

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars

Yield: 24 bars

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
1/2 + 1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup of dark brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup cold butter
11/2 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped
1 8 oz package of cream cheese
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp ground allspice
pinch of cloves
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup butterscotch chips

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13×9 pan with parchment paper.

In a bowl mix flour, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar; cut butter into mixture with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and pecans. Remove 3/4 cup of mixture and add in butterscotch chips. Set aside and reserve for topping. Press remaining mixture into bottom of parchment lined pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

Combine cream cheese and pumpkin; add remaining sugar, cinnamon, ginger, all spice, cloves and vanilla and mix until well blended. Pour over crust and bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle reserved oat crumb mixture and continue to bake for another 15 minutes.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack. Let cool completely before storing. Cut into 2×2 squares and serve.

Recipe as seen on Bakers Royale

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12 Responses to “Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars”

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — May 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

    What a great flavor combination! And now I’m officially hungry.

    • beantownbaker — May 29th, 2013 @ 11:45 am

      Ha – sorry to make you hungry! We all REALLY enjoyed these. I like snickerdoodles enough, but these were just awesome.

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — May 29, 2013 at 11:37 am

    These are so genius! I love snickerdoodles but combined with cheesecake, its even better!

    • beantownbaker — May 29th, 2013 @ 11:45 am

      You should definitely make these, they’re as delicious as they look!

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    tracy {pale yellow} — May 29, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Love the “random” dollops of cookie on top. They look like mini cookies. Snickerdoodles are the best, I love the way you’ve made them shine in this cheesecake!

    • beantownbaker — May 29th, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

      Ha, I tried to make them random, but I pretty much failed at it 😉

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    Sasha (The Procrastobaker) — May 30, 2013 at 3:43 am

    I havn’t baked anything sweet for a lonnnggg time now (been living in a campervan and now I have an oven once more been on a bread baking / savoury kick) but Ive been looking for THAT recipe to get me back into sweets. I think this is it! I tried snickerdoodles once and looovvedd them, yours look so so pretty, I cant wait!

    • beantownbaker — May 30th, 2013 @ 9:12 am

      I think this would be the perfect recipe to get you back into baking sweets!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 3, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    This looks wonderful 🙂 I love snickerdoodles alone, so I imagine this cheesecake tastes heavenly!

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    Shannon — June 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    oh boy, you may have outdone yourself with this one 🙂 sounds like it was the perfect treat for your sister and her husband!!

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    Beth — July 14, 2013 at 7:31 am

    daughter came over last night and she lovveessss Snicker Doodle so I made this…she took the whole dish home…that is how much she enjoyed it…it tasted just like snickerdoodle ..I love your recipes…keep them coming…

    • beantownbaker — July 14th, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

      Thanks 🙂 So glad your daughter enjoyed them. My snickerdoodle loving sister sure enjoyed them as well…

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