Heavenly Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars: An Ina Garten Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Ina Garten are a delicious, autumn-inspired dessert. They’re creamy, flavorful, and have a hint of spice. Plus, they’re easy to make and require only a few simple ingredients. With Ina Garten’s recipe, you can make a delicious, crowd-pleasing dessert in no time.


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter together in a small bowl. Press the mixture into the bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and sugar on medium speed for 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until just combined. Add the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla, and beat until just combined.
  4. Pour the mixture over the crust and bake for 40 minutes, until the center is set. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.


When ready to serve, cut into 16 bars and serve chilled. These bars can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


  • For a crunchy topping, sprinkle the bars with chopped pecans or walnuts before baking.
  • For a more intense pumpkin flavor, increase the pumpkin puree to 1 1/2 cups.
  • For an extra-rich cheesecake, add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream to the filling before baking.

Ina Garten’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are a delicious, easy-to-make dessert that will be sure to please any crowd. With just a few simple ingredients and a few minutes of prep time, you can have a delicious, autumn-inspired treat that will have everyone asking for seconds!

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