Pumpkin Cheesecake Crumb Bars


This weekend temperatures have dropped and it has been really rainy with crazy thunderstorms. Like the kind of thunderstorms that wake you up in the middle of the night and you feel like it struck your house. The hubby slept through it but it got my heart pounding. But finally we are starting to see cooler fall like temperatures. I can’t wait to break out the sweaters and boots!

I knew that I loved this recipe even before I made it. Why? Because I am obsessed with cheesecake, pumpkin, and crumb bars. If you combine the three than you have one amazing fall dessert. In fact, this one easily became one of my favorites. I loved the pecan crust and the creamy cheesecake. Then it is topped with sour cream and crumbs. You are going to love this one as much as I did!

Recipe from Epicurious


Pumpkin Cheesecake Crumb Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 16 Servings

I loved the pecan crust and the creamy cheesecake. Then it is topped with sour cream and crumbs. You are going to love this one as much as I did!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword crumb bar recipes, pumpkin cheesecake crumb bars



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter chilled, diced
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats


  • 1 package cream cheese 8 ounce, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup pure pumpkin canned
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a 9x9 inch pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Also line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor combine flour, brown sugar, salt, and diced butter. Blend until a coarse meal forms. Add pecans, and oats and continue to pulse until combined and coarse. Moist, but not clumping.
  3. Press 3 1/2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of your 9x9 inch pan. Put remaining crumbs on the baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden stirring once. Remove from oven. Bake the crust 10-12 minutes and remove from oven. Keep the oven on while preparing filling.
  4. Beat together cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add sugar, egg, cinnamon and sugar. Spread over the crust. Bake about 20 minutes until the edges start to rise.
  5. For the topping: Combine sour cream, sugar, and vanilla. Spread over warm filling and bake an additional 5 minutes until set. Remove from oven and sprinkle baked crumbs on top. Cool completely, cover, and chill for at least 2 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cheesecake Crumb Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 138mg6%
Potassium 128mg4%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2262IU45%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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