Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe

For me, fall is all about harvest time.  Harvesting fresh apples and pears by the bushel! The warm smell of apple pie or pear tarts fills our house as Thanksgiving approaches. This Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars recipe will not disappoint!

What’s better than caramel apples this time of year? Every fall festival around has them for people to enjoy.  It combines two good things into the one really great thing!

That was the inspiration for this Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars recipe. It brings the sweetness of the caramel, the fresh flavor of the apple, and the creaminess of the cheesecake filling.

It is amazing! It is an absolute must-try this Thanksgiving season!

These Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars will make a great addition to your favorite family meals.  They are easy to make and delicious for the whole family.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

Cheesecake Filling:

  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar , plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Apples:

  • 3 Granny Smith apples , peeled , cored and finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Streusel Topping:

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

Drizzle:

  • 1/2 cup caramel topping for drizzling after baked

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender (or 2 forks) until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 9×13 baking pan lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 3/4 cup sugar in an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Then add eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour over warm crust.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together chopped apples, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture.
  5. For the streusel topping: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. I like to really combine it by using my clean hands to thoroughly combine the butter into the mixture.
  6. Sprinkle Streusel topping over apples. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping and let cool. Serve cold and enjoy! Make 16 servings.

This Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe is one of our favorite dessert recipes for our family. We will make them and in the matter of a day or so, they are all gone.

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Hi, I’m John.

John grew up on a farm where his family raised chickens, goats, rabbits, and grew a huge garden. John has a family of his own and gardens to know where his food comes from. Learn more..

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