Last week as I was grocery shopping, I grabbed 3 cans of pumpkin. I had originally planned to make a pumpkin bread, but after I saw this pin on Pinterest, the words cream cheese hit me and my mind was quickly changed! If you like pumpkin and cream cheese then these are for you!! I used this recipe with a few minor changes.
- 8oz cream cheese
- 1 1/4 cup of sugar divided
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
- 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350. Line 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a stand mixer, combine pumpkin, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, and vegetable oil. Mix until combined. Stir in flour, spices, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined. Pour into baking dish and spread to cover entire pan.
Using a hand mixer, combine cream cheese, 1 egg, vanilla, and 1/4 cup of sugar. Once smooth, add spoons of filling onto prepared pumpkin batter. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out. Add chopped pecans.
Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool and cut into squares.