Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tasty Thursday: Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars




Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars 1 (16-ounce) package white pound cake mix3 large eggs2 tablespoons butter, melted 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, divided1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk1 (16-ounce) can pumpkin1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large mixing bowl on low speed, combine cake mix, 1 egg, butter and 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice until crumbly. Press into bottom of 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking pan. Set aside.In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk, remaining 2 eggs, pumpkin, remaining 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice and salt. Mix well. Pour over crust, sprinkle nuts on top. Bake 30- 35 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool to room temperature, then chill in refrigerator. Cut into bars.

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