It’s funny how we obsess so much over pumpkin the minute Starbucks announces the return of PSL. For weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, we just can’t get enough of it. And not just for dessert. We’re hankering for pumpkin soup, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin brownies and even pumpkin martinis. Then suddenly, poof — it’s like The Great Pumpkin has left the building, Charlie Brown. Then we all forget about it for a time, only to start up again next year. Well, no more! These 16 pumpkin cheesecakes recipes will have you dreaming of pumpkin *all year long*.


1. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars: Oh, Em, Gee — if pumpkin pie and cheesecake had a baby, this is what it would be like. These bars have *the* perfect balance of pumpkin pie spices. (via A trEATs Affair)


2. Copycat The Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake: If anyplace knows cheesecake, it’s The Cheesecake Factory. This copycat pumpkin cheesecake is everything you want it to be — creamy, sweet and spicy. Don’t wait for Thanksgiving to give this one a try. (via All She Cooks)


3. No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes: These parfaits are like the best part of the pumpkin pie custard, layered on a bed of graham cracker crumbles. Serve them up cold with a dolop of homemade whipped cream. (via A Family Feast)


4. Easy No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake: These pumpkin cheesecakes in a jar feature layers and layers of sweet pumpkin goodness with graham cracker crumbs and whipped cream. Aladdin jars make them portable, so take them to your next dinner party. (via A Night Owl Blog)


5. Pumpkin Swirled Cheesecakes (Mini): If you’re looking for a perfect autumn dessert, you’ll love the gorgeous swirl of orange pumpkin puree against a snowy white field of cheesecake in these minis. They’re tiny in size, but mighty in taste. Make a bunch, because they’ll go fast. (via OMG Chocolate Desserts)


6. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars With Gingersnap Crust: If you thought you couldn’t improve on pumpkin pie + cheesecake, you just weren’t thinking about ginger cookie crust. The ginger complements pumpkin pie spices perfectly. The taste is out of this world. (via Creme De La Crumb)


7. Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake Bars With a Streusel Topping: These bars feature two layers of cheesecake on a cinnamon graham crust, topped with streusel crumbles and a swirl of caramel sauce. How’s that for textured layering? Kids young and old will go crazy for them. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)


8. Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bundt Cake: While other desserts fuse pumpkin pie and cheesecake, this one starts with pumpkin cake. Baked in a Bundt pan until it’s light and golden brown, this cake is oozing sweet cream cheese filling. You’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven. (via Real Housemoms)


9. Pumpkin Cheesecake Pops (Truffles): These bites are made of pumpkin cake that’s been dipped in cream cheese frosting. They’re reminiscent of carrot cake but with pumpkin pie spices. Serve them on a lolly stick, or pop them right in your mouth like a truffle. (via Gimme Delicious)


10. Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip: This dip reminds us of our childhood fave Dunkaroos, but with pumpkin spices. The cookies and dip tray is perfect to serve at a banquet spread, so guests can easily help themselves and mingle while noshing. (via A Night Owl Blog)


11. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins: These swirl muffins are like a cupcake that frosts itself, as the warm cream cheese frosting bubbles over the top while they’re baking. The cupcake wrappers make them easy for little hands to grasp, making them perfect for the children’s tables. But adults will happily gobble them down too. (via The Novice Chef)


12. Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies: These pumpkin cookies are a fun twist on cheesecake — and so unlike any other pumpkin dessert you’ll see. Take them to your next get together and you’ll be the life of the party. (via Center Cut Cook)


13. Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake: If you’re looking to get more decadent than pumpkin cheesecake, just add chocolate in the mix. It couldn’t be more delicious, and the stacked layers are bound to impress your guests. (via Life Love and Sugar)


14. Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookie Bars: These are the perfect fall dessert for the chocolate lover in your life. They’re like a pumpkin cheesecake wrapped inside chocolate cookie dough, then topped with more chocolate. They go down real easy with a glass of milk. (via Inside BruCrew Life)


15. Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cheesecakes: This one’s for all the vegans in the house. Cashews cream is an uber-luxurious dairy replacement, with all the creamy consistency of cheesecake. They’re decadent, but everyone can enjoy a taste of these pint-size bites and not feel guilty. Even the carnivores at the table will be giving these babies a try. (via The Glowing Fridge)


16. Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake: At Thanksgiving time, oven space is prime real estate, so a raw pie is not only healthier, it’s more practical. This one features a coconut, walnut and date crust that could not be more crunchy and delicious. (via The Cake Merchant)

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