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Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Cookie Bars
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 35 min
  • Servings 18
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Everyone’s fall favourites – pecan pie, cheesecake, pumpkin and caramel – come together in one indulgent layered dessert! ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup cold butter
1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

2 packages (8 oz/250 g each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg

1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
Caramel topping, whipped cream and pecan halves, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix cookie mix and pumpkin pie spice. Add 1/2 cup cold butter and the pumpkin; mix with pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Press in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in another large bowl, beat Cream Cheese Layer ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spoon over cookie base, and carefully spread to cover.
  • 4
    For Pecan Pie Layer, in large bowl, stir together 1/3 cup melted butter, the brown sugar, 3 tablespoons flour and 3 eggs until well blended. Stir in pecans, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the salt. Pour evenly over cream cheese layer.
  • 5
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate to chill, about 2 hours. To serve, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows. Drizzle each serving with caramel topping, and top with a dollop of whipped cream and a pecan half. Drizzle whipped cream with a small amount of caramel.

Expert Tips

  • Need a make-ahead or make-and-take dessert? This recipe can be made the day before serving.
  • Short on time? Top dessert with thawed frozen whipped topping or whipped topping from an aerosol can.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 18
Calories
440
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26
Saturated Fat
12
Trans Fat
0.5
Cholesterol
90
Sodium
320
Dietary Fiber
1
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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