Sure, you've seen this combo before. But not done this well. This recipe doesn't use a whole can of pumpkin, so add leftovers to a smoothie, a pot of chili, hot oatmeal or even hummus.

Source: Midwest Living


Credit: Carson Downing

Recipe Summary

20 mins
6 hrs 25 mins
12 bars


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Instructions Checklist
  • Position a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 375°. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, allowing excess to hang over edges.

  • In a food processor, pulse graham crackers to fine crumbs. Add melted butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Process until evenly moistened.

  • Pour crumb mixture into prepared pan. Press evenly over the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of pan. Bake until golden and set, about 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325°. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool slightly.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together pumpkin, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, the pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt.

  • Wipe out food processor bowl with a paper towel. Add cream cheese, granulated sugar, 2 eggs, the yogurt, 1 tablespoon flour and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Process until completely smooth, about 1 minute. Scrape the sides of bowl and process again briefly.

  • Spread cheesecake mixture evenly over warm crust. Drop spoonfuls of pumpkin mixture over cheesecake mixture. Using a butter knife, lightly swirl mixtures together, being careful not to scrape the crust. Bake until cheesecake jiggles slightly in center when pan is nudged, 40 to 45 minutes.

  • Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Chill at least 4 hours (but preferably 24) before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container in fridge.

Nutrition Facts

322 calories; fat 19g; cholesterol 95mg; saturated fat 11g; carbohydrates 33g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 2g; trans fatty acid 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 24g; protein 5g; vitamin a 2196IU; vitamin c 0.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 0.7mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 23.9mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 236mg; potassium 122mg; calcium 66mg; iron 1mg.