~Cookin' In The Kitchen Since 2003~

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
{Cheesecake Filling:}
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
{Streusel Topping:}
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.
{I like to really combine it by using clean hands to thoroughly combine the butter into the mixture.}
{Caramel Sauce}
1/2 cup heated caramel topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar.
Cut in butter with a pastry blender (or 2 forks) until mixture is crumbly.
Press evenly into a 9x13 baking pan lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 3/4 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, 2 Tbsp sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture.
Sprinkle 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:

JustLivingMYLife said...

yummm i have to try this sometime!