Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with Streusel Topping

Recipe by Paula Deen

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with Streusel Topping
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with Streusel Topping

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups flour

  • 1/2

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 1

    cup (2 sticks) butter

  • 2

    (8 oz) 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 finely chopped

  • 1/2

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Streusel Topping (below)

  • 1/2

    cup caramel topping

  • Streusel Topping:

  • 1

    cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1

    cup flour

  • 1/2

    cup quick cooking oats

  • 1/2

    cup (1 stick) butter, softened

Directions

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 13x9 baking pan lined with heavy duty aluminum foil. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar in an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Then add eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour over warm crust. In a small bowl, stir together chopped apples, remaining 2 tablespoons 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.

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