Pumpkin Cheescake Bars

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Have you started planning your Thanksgiving dinner yet? Well, here is a delicious option you can add to your menu “Pumpkin Cheescake Bars” I love the combination of the slightly tangy cheese with the sweet pumpkin filling. The cookie crust is a recipe that has been in my family for many, many years and it has never failed me, it is just perfect.

I like using Maria cookies because they are slightly sweet and the flavor just takes me back home. You can find these cookies in most supermarkets these days so, if you come across Maria cookies, give them a try, you won’t regret it.

What you need to make Pumpkin Cheescake Bars

*For the crust

Maria cookies. These are my favorite to use when I am making this crust but you can also use graham cracker or vanilla wafers


Pecans (optional)

*For the pumpkin filling

Pumpkin puree (no to be confused with pumpkin pie filling)

Heavy cream


Sweetened condensed milk

Vanilla extract

Spices: Ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves

*For the Cheescake

Cream cheese


Condensed milk


Helpful tips

Make sure the cheescake is not longer hot before transferring to the fridge. It can chill for a couple of hours or overnight. If you want to get a perfect slice, transfer the cheescake to the freezer for about 40 minutes, remove the cheescake from the baking dish, transfer on to a clean surface and with a very sharp knife, slice the cheescake into bars.

Other pumpkin recipes you might like

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Sandwiches – Marisol Cooks

Pumpkin Oatmeal Scones – Marisol Cooks

Pumpkin Spice Butter – Marisol Cooks

No Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream – Marisol Cooks


Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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