Apple Pie Cheesecake Bars


I have made this Paula Deen recipe for quite a few years, I thought everyone needs a rich dessert once during apple season. This are very tasty and perfect with a hot drink on a fall evening. We just finished the last piece today!

I prefer to use Haroldsons apples in this recipe instead of the Granny Smith that was on the original recipe.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
Crust:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

Cheesecake Filling:
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Apples:
3-4  Haroldson 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 (use the best quality you can find)
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) 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. Sprinkle evenly with Streusel topping. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping and let cool.  Put a bit more caramel topping on, if desired. Serve cold and enjoy! Keep refrigerated.

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
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients .Use clean hands to thoroughly combine the butter into the mixture.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Fantastic recipe!

  2. Debbie says:

    Apple pie cheesecake bars look soo delicious. I was wondering if you could please send me the recipe so I wouldn’t have to write word for word. Thank You!! Debbie

    1. cjinspirations says:

      I am checking to see if you got my email that I sent you last week.

      Cooking in the Country with Chris

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