Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars


Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup butter, softened
Cheesecake Filling
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Apples
3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Streusel Topping
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup butter, softened
Drizzle
1/2 cup caramel topping ( for drizzling after baked)
Directions
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, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture.
For the streusel topping: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.
Sprinkle Streusel topping over apples. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping and let cool. Serve cold and enjoy!
Source food.com

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Reviewed by Emma on February 18, 2017 Rating: 5

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