Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with Streusel Topping

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 2 dozen or 4 to 6 servings

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with Streusel Topping

Ingredients

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
    • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
    • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • Streusel topping, recipe follows
    • 1/2 cup caramel topping
    • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

    In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/2 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. Sprinkle evenly with Streusel topping. Bake 30 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping.

    Streusel Topping:

    In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.

    Yield: approximately 3 cups

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