Thursday, October 21, 2010

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars...

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars...

   We are  full force in apple season now, we must take advantage of this wonderful time of the year... and eat as many as we can!!  I started making these about 2 years ago and whenever I do people go crazy over them and they are often requested for me to bring to parties.  They are sweet, rich, buttery, appley, gooey...  all things good.

I know it seems like there are a lot of steps, but they really are quite easy. oh yeah & so delicious! try 'em out & let me know what you think!

{caramel apple cheesecake bars}
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2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Streusel topping, recipe follows

1/2 cup good caramel topping

Streusel Topping

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup flour

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 egg white

In a medium bowl or food processor, mix flour brown sugar & butter. With a pastry cutter or fork, mix until crumbly. Using the back of a measuring cup, press into a foil lined & buttered 9x13 inch baking dish. Bake 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until light golden.

In a different bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together cream cheese & 1/2 cup sugar- beat until smooth. Beat in eggs & vanilla. Mix until all combined. Spread over hot crust.

In a small bowl, mix together 2 TBSP sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg. Stir it into sliced apples. Evenly layer sugared apples on top of cream cheese layer.

To make the streusel topping, mix together brown sugar, flour, oats & softened butter. Using a fork or pastry cutter again, mix until crumbly. Stir in egg whites until evenly mixed in. Spoon over apples. Bake 30 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping.


Original recipe Paula Dean


  1. All the recipes looks sooooo good. You are making me hungry. I can't wait to try all of this yummy food. You are the best cook, so I totally trust your judgement.

  2. What a great idea! You're already done a ton of recipe posts! You're such a great cook.

  3. Do you only bake the crust and nothing else? Not the apples?

    Mary Jane

  4. no Mary Jane I forgot to write that part OOPS thanks for catching it. i included it now you cook it for another 30 minutes then put caramel on. I also figured out the printer friendly version. :)


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