Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

Crust:

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup butter, softened

¼ cup white sugar
Cheesecake Layer:

8 ounces cream cheese

¼ cup white sugar

1 egg

½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Pumpkin Layer:

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk

¾ cup white sugar

2 large eggs eggs

¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground ginger

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Step 2
Stir flour, butter, and 1/4 cup sugar together in a bowl until dough is well-blended. Pat dough into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Step 3
Bake in the preheated oven until crust is lightly golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 4
Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg, and vanilla together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.

Step 5
Whisk pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 eggs, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and cloves together in a bowl.

Step 6
Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over cooled crust. Pour pumpkin mixture over cream cheese mixture.

Step 7
Bake in the preheated oven until bars are set, about 60 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate overnight.

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