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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Author: Kristi

Ingredients

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

Struesel Topping

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup butter softened

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and pecans. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 8 by 8 by 2-inch deep baking pan lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/4 cup sugar in an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour over warm crust.
  • In a small bowl, stir together chopped apples, remaining 1 tablespoon 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.

Struesel Topping

  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.

Notes

This recipe makes an 8"x8" pan of Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars. If you want the full recipe (13"x9" pan), please follow the link at the end of this post, which will take you to the Food Network site!