Spiced Pumpkin Pie Squares

Spiced Pumpkin Pie Squares IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Spiced Pumpkin Pie Squares IMAGE

Can't decide between cheesecake or pumpkin pie? Treat yourself to the best of both worlds with these fabulous pumpkin cheesecake squares!

  • Portion size 25 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014

Ingredients

  • 125 g cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 can pumpkin purée
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup whipping cream 35%
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch each nutmeg
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Method

Crust: In bowl, stir together graham crumbs, butter and sugar until moistened; press into bottom of parchment paper–lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan. Bake in 325?F (160?C) oven just until firm, about 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese with brown sugar until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in pumpkin pur?e. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in 1/4 cup of the cream, the cinnamon, ginger, salt, cloves and nutmeg; spread evenly over crust. Bake in 300?F (150?C) oven until filling is set, about 1 hour. Let cool in oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven; let cool completely. Cover surface directly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

In bowl, whip remaining cream with granulated sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread over top of pumpkin mixture. Lift out onto cutting board; cut into squares.

Nutritional facts per square: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 101 mg
  • Sugars 9 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 135.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Potassium 104 mg
  • Cholesterol 46 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 13 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 47.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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