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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Delicious Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with a shortbread crust that make the perfect fall dessert!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

Shortbread Crust

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter cubed

Cheesecake Filling

  • 2 packages cream cheese 8 oz each, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons white 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

Streusel

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup cold butter cubed

Topping

  • 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 13x9 inch pan. Set aside.

Crust

  • Combine flour and brown sugar in small mixing bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  • Press into prepared baking pan. Bake 15-18 minutes or until crust is just beginning to brown.

Apple Cheesecake

  • While crust is baking, beat cream cheese, 1/2 c. sugar and vanilla in large bowl, until mixture is smooth. Add eggs, beat on low speed until just combined. Spread mixture over crust.
  • Toss apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and remaining 2 Tablespoons sugar in a small bowl. Spoon apple mixture over cream cheese layer.

Streusel

  • In a separate mixing bowl combine flour, sugars and oats. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over apple layer.
  • Baked for 25-30 minutes or until filling is set. Remove from oven. Cool bars in pan for 1 hour. Refrigerate bars for at least two hours. Drizzle with caramel topping. Cut into bars and serve.

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Notes

Make-Ahead Tip: You can prepare and bake the bars a day in advance and keep them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them.
Storage Tip: Keep leftover bars covered in the refrigerator. They will keep for two to three days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 654IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg