Last year I was a bit tongue-in-cheek about the Pumpkin Spice trend so this year I thought I’d be a bit sweeter (literally) with these Pumpkin Spice Ricotta Cheesecake Bars. Because, let’s be real, we’re at the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” phase of the Pumpkin Spice trend with it seemingly impossibly more popular than ever before.
I don’t know if I’ve told you but cheesecake is my thing. You know when people ask cooks, “what’s your signature dish?” — well, I’ve never quite known the answer but cheesecake has always been in the running. And, now that we’re talking Pumpkin Spice Ricotta Cheesecake Bars, I think it’s pretty clear these are winners. Maybe it’s the Italian in me, but I’m partial to ricotta cheesecake — it’s lighter and somehow that makes it seem a bit more elegant to me. And with the swirls of spiced pumpkin filling, it makes for a decadent but not over-the-top dessert. So, I’m jumping two feet first right onto the Pumpkin Spice bandwagon but I think you’ll agree that it’s worth every bite.