Adventures Recipes

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Spicy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Spicy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
recipe coutesy of Jewel - CLBB
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups Bisquick baking mix
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1/4 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp ground clove
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 pinch ginger
12 oz cream cheese (1.5 packages), softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
3/4 cup canned or fresh pumpkin puree
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground clove

1. Preheat oven to 350*. Generously grease 13" x 9" pan. Cream brown sugar and margarine. Add allspice, clove, nutmeg and ginger. With electric mixer on low, add Bisquick and nuts until mixture is crumbly. Reserve two cups. Press remaining mixture in pan with fingers. Bake 10 minutes.
2. Whisk cream cheese in electric mixer until smooth. Add sugars, eggs, pumpkin, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and clove and mix well until smooth. Pour mixture over crust in pan, and sprinkle with remaining two cups of crust mixture. Bake until center is set and top is golden, about 30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting, serve well-chilled.


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