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 Oct. 30, 2014

"These were fun to make and a big hit at the church luncheon. I will definitely make again..."

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"Loved these so did everyone I shared them with."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"These did take a little extra time to make, but so worth it. My friends just adored these! My crust was perfect, but I know my oven. Always set the timer 2 minutes less than the minimum bake time. I did drizzle the caramel, but I didn't measure it. I don't think I used enough......more next time!!"

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"I agree with Jodyblue - crust was way too hard! If I make it again, I will change the crust and add chopped nuts to the streusel."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"loved it, didn't have caramel topping, but they were still delicious"

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