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Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars

Make these delicious and impressive Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars with the perfect combination of a cookie like crust and a cream cheese and pumpkin creamy filling.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Author Recipes Simple

Ingredients

Crust Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter

Filling Ingredients

  • 8 ounce cream cheese – room temperature
  • 15 ounce canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 14 ounce powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish, lining it with foil and spraying with baking spray.

  2. Preparation is done with a large food processor.

  3. In your food processor, pulse the pecans until ground. Then, add in the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to the processor. Pulse until well combined. 

  4. Add in the eggs and butter. Run processor until thick dough is formed and everything is well combined. 

  5. Pour the dough into your pan and spread out evenly along the bottom.

  6. Wipe out your food processor and add in the cream cheese and pumpkin. Pulse until nice and creamy, with no lumps. 

  7. Add in the eggs, vanilla and melted butter. Mix again. 

  8. Add in all of the spices and slowly add in the powdered sugar, pulsing as you go, and mix until everything is well combined and no lumps are remaining. 

  9. Pour the filling into pan over crust.

  10. Bake 40-50 minutes. A toothpick should come out with just a few crumbs. Be care not to over bake.

Recipe Notes

You can cut these to make 12 servings or 24 servings.

Serve with fresh whipped cream