Potimarron Cheesecake Bars

. October 20, 2008

Potimarron, a.k.a. Hokkaido squash, is a winter squash with a delicate chestnut flavor. In the French word you have potiron (pumpkin) and marron (chestnut).This precious treasure is packed with pro-vitamin A and also vitamins B, C , D, E, PP, and minerals.

1-1/3 cups spelt flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) cold butter
1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
(15 oz.)steamed mashed potimarron with skin or pumpkin
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice (ground cinnamon,ground ginger,nutmeg,allspice)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13×9-inch pan with parchment paper. Mix spelt flour, 1/4 granulated sugar and brown sugar in medium bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and hazelnuts.
Put aside 1 cup oat mixture; press remaining onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 min. Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar, eggs, vanilla, bourbon, pumpkin and spice with mixer until well blended. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture
Bake 25 min.; cool 10 min. Cool completely.


Marylène said...

For a French visitor, what is exactly in the "pumpkin pie spice" ?
I don't think we have the equivalent here in France and I'll have to make my own mix.
I would really like to try your recipe and I have all but that.
Thank you.

pompelpot said...

Super cette recette! Certainement excellent! J'aime tellement le potimarron, sous toutes ses formes! On ne trouve pas de cream cheese chez moi, mais y'a moyen de substituer. Bonne soirée

kang said...

This looks a really cool recipe. The picture is great and it looks like a sumptious sweet. I will have to try this too :)
Thanks for sharing, I really like your mini-pod too!

gail said...

yum! Thank you for introducing me to this squash! Sounds Delicious - funny because I just ate chestnut ice cream. :)

Anonymous said...

Comme toujours j'apprécie les qualités artistiques de Chez Myrtille.
La photo est très jolie.


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