Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

If you’re a dessert enthusiast with a penchant for heavenly treats, look no further. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars are here to delight your taste buds. This delectable dessert combines the rich creaminess of cheesecake with the warm, comforting flavors of caramel and apples. In this article, we’ll take you on a culinary journey to create these mouthwatering bars step by step. Let’s dive into the world of Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars!


Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Ingredients:

Before we embark on this sweet adventure, let’s gather all the essential ingredients. These are the building blocks of our delicious Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars:


Ingredients Quantity
All-purpose flour 2 cups
Brown sugar (firmly packed) 1/2 cup
Butter (softened) 1 cup
Cream cheese (softened) 3 (8-ounce) packages
Sugar (divided) 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
Large eggs 3
Vanilla extract 1 1/2 teaspoons
Granny Smith apples 3 (peeled, cored, finely chopped)
Ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon
Ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon
Quick-cooking oats 1/2 cup
Caramel topping 1/2 cup (for drizzling after baking)


Now that we have our ingredients ready, let’s get started on crafting these delightful bars:


  1. Preheat Your Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This ensures the perfect baking temperature for our bars.
  2. Prepare the Crust: In a medium bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and firmly packed brown sugar. Cut in the softened butter using a pastry blender or two forks until the mixture becomes crumbly. Press this mixture evenly into a 9×13 baking pan lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned.
  3. Create the Cheesecake Filling: In a large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with 3/4 cup of sugar in an electric mixer at medium speed until the mixture is smooth. Add the eggs one at a time and the vanilla extract, stirring to combine. Pour this creamy mixture over the warm crust.
  4. Prepare the Apple Layer: In a small bowl, stir together the chopped Granny Smith apples, remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Spoon this apple mixture evenly over the cream cheese layer.
  5. Craft the Streusel Topping: In another small bowl, combine the quick-cooking oats, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, and softened butter. This will create the irresistible streusel topping. Sprinkle it evenly over the apple layer.
  6. Baking Perfection: Bake your creation for 40-45 minutes, or until the filling is set. You’ll know it’s ready when it’s beautifully golden and smells heavenly.
  7. Drizzle with Caramel: Once your Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars are out of the oven, drizzle them with caramel topping. Let them cool before serving, and prepare to indulge in pure dessert bliss.

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