Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

I know, I know, it has been a while. Ok, so more that a while. But I'm posting now. Does that count for anything?

These bars were incredible. So so yummy. I might half the recipe next time and use a smaller pan simply because these are so rich that they lasted us for days.
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

From: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Crust:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

Cheesecake Filling:
3 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup + 2 Tbs. sugar, divided
3 lg. 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 brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1/2 cup caramel topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 9x13 baking pan lined with foil. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 3/4 cup sugar in a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Then add vanilla and eggs, 1 at a time. Stir to combine. Pour over warm crust.

In a small bowl, stir together chopped apples, remaining 2 Tbs. sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture.

In a small bowl, combine all Steusel ingredients. Thoroughly combine the butter into the mixture. Sprinkle cream cheese mixture evenly with Streusel topping.

Bake 40-45 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping and let cool. Serve cold and enjoy!

1 comment:

Holly said...

Looks AMAZING!!