Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Bars

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Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Bars have a buttery crust, a creamy cream cheese filling with fresh apple, and a cinnamon-flavored streusel. To make them even more sweet and decadent, caramel sauce is drizzled on top.

 

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bar on a plate.

A Delicious Fall Dessert

You just can’t beat the combination of caramel and apples. These bars are such a delicious fall dessert! Add a scoop of ice cream and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven!

These bars have 3 layers- a buttery crust, a cream cheese filling with fresh apples, and a streusel topping flavored with cinnamon and pecans. For extra flavor, I like to drizzle caramel sauce on the bars.

 

 

 

 

 

Bar drizzled with caramel sauce.

Equipment Needed:

  • a 9×13-inch pan
  • Aluminum foil or parchment paper to keep the bars from sticking.
  • Electric Mixer- either hand-held or stand mixer.

 

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe Tips:

I like to use Granny Smith apples. They have a nice tart flavor that keeps the bars from being overly sweet. Braeburn or Honeycrisp apples work well too.

Can be served chilled, at room temperature, or warmed.

Store in the refrigerator. Leftovers will keeep for 3 to 4 days in an airtight conatiner.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars stacked on top of each other.

More Fall Apple Recipes:

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bar on a plate.

Apple-Caramel Cheesecake Bars

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, cheesecake bars, fall
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 18 bars
Calories: 498kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Bars have a buttery crust, a creamy cream cheese filling with fresh apple, and a cinnamon-flavored streusel. 
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Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Filling

  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large Granny Smith Apples peeled, cored, and diced (to keep them from browning, peel and dice them just before you are ready to use them)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Streusel

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • Caramel ice cream topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9X13-inch pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, letting excess extend over sides.
  • Make crust. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until smooth and fluffy. Add flour and salt and beat until combined. Press into bottom of prepared pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool completely.
  • In a large bowl use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in eggs and 3/4 cup granulated sugar. Beat in vanilla extract. Spread mixture evenly on top of cooled crust.
  • Mix together apples, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle apple mixture over cheesecake mixture.
  • In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, oats, salt, cinnamon, and pecans. Stir in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle mixture over apples.
  • Bake 50 minutes. Let cool until room temperature and then refrigerate until chilled.
  • When serving, drizzle with caramel topping.

Nutrition

Calories: 498kcal

Originally posted September 30, 2015.

For the Caramel topping I like to use Smucker’s Salted Caramel

Recipe adapted from Paula Deen.

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28 thoughts on “Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Bars

  1. HI there. May I substitute all purpose flour in place of flour you use.
    I’ve tried many of your wonderful recipes and loved them all. Thank you.
    Linda

  2. I would use it in the recipes you’ve mentioned on your website.. Make sure they taste as good as they look!!

  3. Seriously, this looks amazing! I’m definitely adding this to my Pinterest dessert board and making it this for Fall entertaining. Thanks for sharing and keep doing what you’re doing 🙂

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