Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares with Gingersnap Crust




Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares with Gingersnap Crust


Makes 24 squares prep time: 15 minutesbake time: 35 - 40 minutes


Ingredients:
cooking spray
2 cups finely crushed Ginger Snap cookies
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
3 (8oz) packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
¾ cup sugar
1 can solid pack pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 large eggs, beaten


Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, combine gingersnap crumbs, and melted butter. Mix until crumbs resemble slightly wet sand. Press mixture into prepared pan. Place pan into refrigerator until filling is ready.
3. Place cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin, flour, pumpkin pie spice, and eggs into the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until well incorporated.
4. Remove crust from the refrigerator. Pour pumpkin cheese mixture over prepared crust.
5. Bake for 35 - 35 minutes.
6. Allow squares to cool completely on wire rack. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight. Cut into squares and serve.


AmazingMoms Tip
Use the base of a dry measuring cup to help you flatten crumbs into pan. This method helps keep your hands clean and creates a flatter, more even crust.
Stock up on extra cans of pumpkin puree when they are available. They keep well in your pantry and can be used for everything from desserts to pancakes. Take it from me, they aren’t so easy to find once the holidays are over and one never knows when a Pumpkin Cheesecake craving will strike!


This is from http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/fall-food-recipes-for-kids.htm Enjoy!Thanks for stopping by! love ya mean it! Stephanie

6 comments:

*The Beautiful Life* said...

DEFINITELY trying this one!! Thank you!!! :)
Ruth

FlowerLady said...

This sounds so yummy. I just saved it and look forward to trying it.

FlowerLady

wendy said...

HI,
Those bars look so great, I will be baking some soon. I miss the fall season in the NW, I used to live in Woodland, WA. Miss the mountains and the farms.
Wendy

Dena said...

Oh my, that sounds so amazingly good I can hardly stand it! Yum!

Dena

Emom said...

drooling.....smiles.

Dianna said...

Stephanie, could you please tell me what size can of pumpkin puree is needed for this recipe? I'm guessing it is probably the 15 oz. one as opposed to the large one. Just checking because that picture looks SO amazing and I'd love to try the recipe...I just canned 18 quarts of pumpkin yesterday! Looking for yummy ways to use it this winter.