This will be my last pumpkin recipe of the season, but it might be my favorite. When my maple cream cheese bars became wildly popular, I thought grain free pumpkin cheesecake bars were in order.
I started with a pecan almond flour crust, pre-baked for 8 minutes and reminds me of a shortbread crust.
I learned a new thing today. In the other recipe, I brought the almond flour crust up the sides. In this recipe, I decided to only make the crust for the bottom. It works so well as I wanted more pumpkin cheesecake coming forward and not fighting all that crust.
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I like making these in a long bottomless baking pan, but you could use parchment and make these in a square baking dish. If you want to make A LOT of these in a 13 x 9 pan for a crowd, then double the recipe. Don’t forget the parchment paper. I love these pre-cut parchment sheets I recently ordered on Amazon.
The Good News for Grain Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
They are easy, and they freeze well, even with the stabilized whipped cream. Freeze on a tray, then place in a plastic bag. When ready to eat, just leave out on counter for about 30 minutes.
The best thing I like about these is portion control and having a dessert pre-cut for a crowd. At 2 net carbs and 96 calories, you could afford a pumpkin dessert every night in November or why not for breakfast.
Nutrition Value for Grain Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
I cut these into 16 servings. These bars are 134 calories (before whipped cream) and 1 net carb.
Spinach Tiger Has Lots of Pumpkin Desserts
Every Autumn I go to town trying to come up with new pumpkin desserts. I’ve done soufflé, ice cream, pie, cake and even pumpkin pop tarts. I have a separate post for diabetic friendly low-carb pumpkin desserts that you can find here.
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You will also love these Grain Free Maple Pecan Cheesecake Bars, Most popular dessert post since it was published.
- 1¼ cup almond flour Order Here
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons Swerve
- ¼ cup Swerve
- 7 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (see notes)
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon maple extract Order Here
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- Combine melted butter, egg, almond flour and chopped pecans.
- Place in plastic bag and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Press into bottom of pan, lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees, F. 180 C. Gas, 4.
- Combine pumpkin puree, cream cheese, Swerve, maple extract (or vanilla), pumpkin pie spice. egg.
- Pour pumpkin mixture into prepared pre-baked pans. Bake at 350 F, 180 C, Gas 4 for 20 minutes.
- Cool Completely.
I reserved 1 tablespoon cream cheese from an 8 ounce pack to make stabilized whipped cream.
I only used ¼ cup swerve for this recipe, but please taste before you bake. You may want it sweeter!