Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars Recipe
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Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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It's a caramel apple, cheesecake and streusel-topped apple pie all rolled into one irresistible dessert. If you can’t resist a “taste test” before a party, just arrange them on a serving platter and no one will know a piece is missing from the pan! —Katherine White, Clemmons, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • STREUSEL:
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup hot caramel ice cream topping

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 191 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a well-greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Spread over crust.
  3. In a small bowl, toss apples with cinnamon, nutmeg and remaining sugar; spoon over cream cheese layer. In another bowl, mix flour, brown sugar and oats; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over apple layer.
  4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping; cool in pan on a wire rack 1 hour. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars in Simple & Delicious October/November 2013, p52

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 191 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

Made 1/2 recipe for a test to see if it would be good for study club. We thought it was great1 Will make it today for study group.

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

These were a lot of trouble, quite expensive, and not as good as I had expected. I did use Neufchâtel instead of cream cheese which should not have affected the flavor, only the consistency perhaps. My gala apples did not get soft, were crunchier than I expected or preferred, and I now read not a good choice for cooking so that was perhaps a bad choice on my part. I doubt that I make them again but the next time I would definitely pay attention to the baking quality of the apple variety! I have a number of less labor intensive recipes that produce better results to warrant making these again.

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

Wonderful Loved them Making them for the next party here

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Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

These are so good. A huge favorite! I loved it so much, I shared with my daughters. One of them will try it with pears!

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Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

These bars are delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn't change a thing. Definitely will make again!

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