Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

  • I know, I know another apple dessert.  But I recently discovered these rich and tasty caramel apple cheesecake bars.  I’m a little slow with trends.  I think every other blog has some variation of these bars posted like a million years ago so I am going to bring them back.  🙂

    Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

    I love all things apple and I was thinking of making some kind of cheesecake with apples and caramel.  Brilliant I say!!  So I googled it just to see if it was out there already and yes it was and like a bazillion times over.  (Insert sad face and a big wah wah).  Oh well I said and made them anyway and I am sure glad I did.  I’m not looking to be a trend setter anyway.

    Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    45 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr 5 mins
     
    Course: Dessert
    Servings: 16
    Author: Malinda
    Ingredients
    • Cheesecake
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened
    • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons divided
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 3 Granny Smith apples peeled and finely chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup caramel topping
    • Streusel Topping
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup oats
    • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until crumbly. Press evenly into 13x9 baking pan lined with foil. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
    3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar until well blended. Then add eggs one at a time mixing well. Add vanilla and stir to combine. Pour over warm crust.
    4. In a small bowl, stir together chopped apples, 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread evenly over cream cheese mixture.
    5. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, flour, oats and butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Stir in chopped pecans. Spread over apples. Bake for 30 minutes or until filling is set. Serve Cold and drizzle with caramel topping before serving.

    Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

     

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