Friday, November 19, 2010

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

We were going to visit my cousins, who just happen to be very big boys, and the idea that I could try a recipe and not have any left over to bring home is all the motivation I need to try something new. I went to Costco and saw all of the apples and decided that an apple dessert sounded really good. This is really easy and is worth the work to cut up the apples into little bits. This is the perfect fall dessert!


Carmel Apple Cheesecake Bars
Recipe Source: thegirlwhoateeverything.blogspot.com

Crust:
1 cup Flour
1/4 cup firmly packed Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Butter, softened

Cheesecake Filling:
3 - 8 oz pkgs Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar, plus 2 Tbsp, divided
3 large Eggs
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla

Apples:
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp 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

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 9x13 baking pan lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake 10 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. Combine ingredients for Streusel topping and sprinkle evenly over cream cheese mixture. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping and let cool. Refrigerate several hours. Serve cold and enjoy!

I shared this at
Themed Bakers Sunday
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3 comments:

  1. I don't know if I told you--I made these for a little dinner party we had and they turned out super DELISH! I love the thick crust though. Mmmm.

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  2. I'm glad you liked them. I thought they were really good. The recipe on here is the halved version of the crust so if you like it thicker you can double it.

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  3. Apples and cheesecake can't get any better. This looks fantastic! I saw your link on Cupcake Apothecary's linky party. Glad I stopped by!

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