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Pumpkin Season is here, once again!

It’s Fall again but you won’t feel it if you step outside in NY. Instead of the usual crisp air and crunchy leaves, we’re experiencing temperatures in the high 80’s! Still, you can’t help but try to be seasonal when you walk into grocery stores and their festive squash displays greet you. Plus, when isn’t it the season for dessert?

We picked up a few cans of pumpkin puree and set out to create a few holiday recipes our readers are sure to love. First up, a simple recipe for low carb & sugar-free Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with cream cheese frosting that’ll blow your friends and family away. They’re appropriate for school bake sales, Halloween, an after-dinner family treat or as a Thanksgiving dessert.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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Our favorite part of most desserts is the crust. We don’t know what it is, but crustless pies just don’t do it for us. That’s why whenever we see a chance to add a crust to something – we do! For this dessert, we stick to our tried and true formula of nuts and an oil. We chose pecans (since they go so well with pumpkin) and coconut oil, since it was so unseasonably warm, it was still in its liquid state. Make sure to bake your low carb crusts a bit before pouring in any kind of batter to help it become crisp and, well, crusty!

You can also choose how you’d like to frost these bars. We spread a thin layer of our cream cheese frosting over the entire dessert once it cooled in the fridge. You can also opt to cut them into their 12 servings and then pipe on or add a dollop of frosting, followed by a sprinkle of cinnamon and more pecans.

Here’s to a classic Fall inspired dessert and to making more! We hope you enjoy. 🙂

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
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Rating: 4.36
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Macros per serving:
• 273 Calories
• 25g of Fat
• 4g of Protein
• 4.5g of Net Carbs
Serves
12 bars
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Serves
12 bars
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Votes: 14
Rating: 4.36
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Macros per serving:
• 273 Calories
• 25g of Fat
• 4g of Protein
• 4.5g of Net Carbs
Serves
12 bars
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Serves
12 bars
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings: bars
Ingredients
Crust
Filling
Frosting
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine all the crust ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the pecans are a fine crumb texture. Don't over process or you'll end up with pecan butter!
  2. Line a 9x6-inch baking dish with parchment paper, letting two sides spill over for easy removal. Press the crust into the dish, making one even layer. Bake for 12 minutes, then let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, using an electric hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and heavy cream until fully combined and even throughout. Then, add in the pumpkin puree, vanilla extract and liquid stevia and combine.
  4. Add in the erythritol, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and a pinch of salt and combine.
  5. Next, add in one egg at a time, incorporating each before adding another.
  6. Once the crust has cooled a bit, pour the pumpkin cheesecake batter into the baking dish. Reduce the heat in the oven to 325°F and bake for 25-30 minutes. The middle of the pumpkin cheesecake should be a bit wobbly after baking. Refrigerate for 6 hours or, ideally, overnight.
  7. To make the frosting, combine all the frosting ingredients and beat with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  8. Frost the top of the cheesecake bars or add a dollop to each one after slicing. Enjoy!
We provide nutritional information for our recipes as a courtesy to our readers. The data is calculated using the MyFitnessPal app. We remove fiber and sugar alcohols, including erythritol, from the final carbohydrate count since they do not affect blood glucose levels in most individuals. We try to be as accurate as possible but we encourage you to calculate nutritional information on your own.

Loved this recipe? Let us know! Something didn’t quite turn out right? Ask us in the comments below – we respond to comments every day and would love to hear from you and help you out! And check out all our low carb desserts to learn to make more delicious and healthy meals that take no time to prepare!

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