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Pumpkin bars

7
7
7
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
9 hr
Prep
15 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
Enjoy a last taste of winter with these pumpkin cheesecake bars. Crumbled ginger snaps make a wonderfully tasty crust. They're also lightened up by utilizing fat-free condensed milk and cream cheese spread, and feature canned pumpkin, ground cinnamon, and sweet light brown sugar. The crust comes together easily in a food processor, while the filling is assembled with an electric mixer, no stovetop cooking required. The best part is you can make it ahead of time and let it hang in the fridge overnight. These bars be ready for you whenever you need them, and all you have to do to serve them is cut them up and top them with a little bit of whipped cream.

Ingredients

cooking spray

2 spray(s)

gingersnap(s)

20 item(s)

unsalted butter

2½ Tbsp, cut into small cubes

fat free sweetened condensed milk

¼ cup(s), divided

WW Whipped cream cheese spread

6 oz, at room temperature

egg(s)

1 large, beaten

vanilla extract

½ tsp

ground cinnamon

½ tsp

packed light brown sugar

¼ cup(s)

canned pumpkin

¾ cup(s)

aerosol whipped cream

¾ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9- X 9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor, combine gingersnaps, butter and 2 tablespoons milk; process until completely blended. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish and press down crust with fingers to form a crust. Bake crust for 10 minutes; remove from oven and let crust cool for 20 minutes. Reduce oven to 325°F.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, using an electric mixer, combine remaining 2 tablespoons milk, cream cheese and egg until well-blended. Add vanilla extract, cinnamon, brown sugar and pumpkin; blend until smooth. Spoon pumpkin mixture over crust and smooth into an even layer; bake until center sets and a knife inserted in center of bars comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool. When cool, cover and refrigerate overnight. Cut into 12 bars and serve each with a tablespoon dollop of whipped cream. Yields 1 bar per serving.

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