Spiced pumpkin cheesecake squares

    5 hours

    Dark chocolate chips and ready to bake shortbread dough, add a different twist to the traditional cheesecake. If you feel like it, you can use chocolate chip cookie dough. Serve with a nice dollop of whipped cream.

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    Makes: 18 squares

    • 1 (345g) tub ready to bake shortbread dough
    • 200g dark chocolate chips
    • 675g cream cheese, softened
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250g pumpkin puree
    • 3 eggs

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:5hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Press the shortbread dough into a 23x33cm baking dish to cover the bottom and sprinkle evenly with the chocolate chips. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, spices and vanilla until smooth with an electric mixer. Beat in the pumpkin until combined, then beat in the eggs until the mixture is smooth. Pour into the baking dish and return to the oven. Continue baking until the centre of the mixture has just set, 30 to 35 minutes.
    4. Cool the baking dish on a wire rack to room temperature, then refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours. Cut into 18 squares to serve.


    Pumpkin puree can be purchased online.

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