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Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Enjoy this holiday dessert without worrying about calories. Plus it is so luscious that no one will guess that it is light! —Jean Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 11 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a 9-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 7-10 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, flour and vanilla until smooth. Add egg; beat on low just until combined. Remove 3/4 cup batter to a small bowl; stir in pumpkin and brown sugar until well blended.
  • Pour plain batter over crust. Spread pumpkin batter over plain batter. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Refrigerate leftovers.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 117 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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