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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

August 27, 2012

I found this recipe from Pinterest and knew I needed to make them the next chance I had.  The preparation is pretty long, but everyone loved it!  The dessert is pretty rich and can even be cut up into bite-sized little pieces.  The key to making a nice presentation to this recipe is lining the baking pan with foil to make for an easy cut when removed from the pan ;)

I love desserts and can definitely eat them with every meal.  These remind me of Caramel Apples with a fraction of the calories (if you only have a little bite!). Definitely a great recipe for a brunch or potluck. Hope you can try and enjoy!

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bar

Adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything

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
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Apples:
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons sugar
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
1/2 cup caramel topping
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bar
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender (or 2 forks or by hand) 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.
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.
In a small bowl, stir together chopped apples, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture.For the streusel topping:
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients with your hands, prepare to get dirty ;)

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!

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bar

Yummy!!!!!!

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Monday!

Questions for you: What is your favorite kind of food? Have any fun dessert recipes I should try?

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. August 27, 2012 9:26 am

    Whaaaaat?! These look amazing! I’m more of a dinner than dessert person, myself, but it seems like a majority of what I blog about is desserts.

  2. MyMoneyDesign.com permalink
    August 27, 2012 9:56 am

    Looks amazing! My favorite is the no-bake cookie. I just love those little things!

    • August 29, 2012 3:59 pm

      Oh yeah…….Or the no-bake truffle!!! I think I will share that next week. So tasty, but so deadly!

  3. August 28, 2012 7:14 am

    You are making me hungry. :P And my favourite is peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies!!

    • August 29, 2012 4:25 pm

      That sounds delicious!!! I want to figure out how to incorporate a reeses peanut butter cup into the cookie ;)

      • A Reader from Down Under... permalink
        September 10, 2012 11:58 pm

        Why don’t you try Martha Stewart’s recipe for Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies which can be found at: http://www.marthastewart.com/336430/peanut-butter-surprise-cookies.

        My family LOVES these cookies!

        Maybe you could make a choc chip cookie base and add a Reese’s cup halfway through baking as per recipe above?

        Good Luck!

        (And thanks for sharing the cheesecake recipe, I am definitely going to make it one day! I’m a cheesecake gal.) :-)

      • September 15, 2012 1:34 pm

        Holy cow! That looks delicious! I will definitely try that recipe for the fall! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  4. August 28, 2012 8:59 am

    I want to lick my monitor! Yumm! I looooove cheesecake!

  5. August 28, 2012 5:44 pm

    I shouldn’t have come here today. Those pictures are soooo unfair for a guy who normally doesn’t go for dessert.

  6. August 30, 2012 12:34 am

    I’m gonna try this one (-:

  7. September 1, 2012 6:54 pm

    OMG! These bars look amazingly decadent! I have to make them for a special treat :)

  8. September 3, 2012 9:22 pm

    That looks seriously amazing. Desserts are my downfall. Cheesecake, in particular, is a huge weakness…

    • September 5, 2012 8:15 pm

      It’s ok to give in once in a while ;) If you start to wake up in the middle of the night for a little nibble then we have a problem!

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