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


  • 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 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 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: 191 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  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

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newgrandma User ID: 1077052 254748
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"These are wonderful! Made them for a ladies Bible study group and got rave reviews. My husband was glad there were a few left over."

wanders6 User ID: 4956076 254692
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2016

"Amazing recipe, thank you for sharing. I had no left overs!"

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 254623
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2016

"And we have a winner! Great recipe. Takes a few steps to get it all put together and it's not a super quick dish....but it's a fantastic fall flavor dessert. I added a little extra cinnamon to the top layer. Smells terrific baking. Caramel adds an extra punch. Would make again for sure."

KarenB PA User ID: 8934649 254221
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2016

"Made this recipes substituting for the apples, 4C of chopped zucchini, core removed and peeled, then chopped. I tossed the chopped zucchini with a little sugar, and let it drain in a colander for about 30 minutes, just to pulled out some of the moisture. No one knew it wasn't apples, and loved it! Great way to use up some of summer's bounty. Will make this again with apples when all my zucchini are gone."

nicki1966 User ID: 8116565 254019
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016

"Fantastic..this receipe is super easy and the whole family loves them. Great for the fall!!! Your home will smell like an apple farm.... Perfect"

tifmccartney User ID: 8924129 253999
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016

"I made this over the weekend and it didn't turn out as well as I was expecting, and it took alot longer for me to make than I thought it would. The crust took longer to cook than instructed, and all the layers seemed to blend together. I may try this one more time before I give up!"

cruisingail User ID: 1553892 253922
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2016

"These bars are a combo of cheesecake and apple cobbler. Very impressive for company!"

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 253904
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2016

"This was delicious! And the aroma while it was baking was heavenly! I was worried it might be overly sweet, but it was perfect! Will definitely make this one again and again!"

GoGinger22 User ID: 6068403 253862
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2016

"This is the same recipe as Paula deens very good.made many times."

jenifer888 User ID: 6367188 249541
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2016

"Winner of our family caramel contest. No leftovers. Thanks"

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