Friday, June 5, 2015

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars


2 cups all­purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
Cheesecake Filling:
3 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar + 2 tbsp., divided use
3 large eggs
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

Streusel Topping:

1 cup each firmly packed brown sugar, all-purpose flour
1/2 cup each quick cooking oats; (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup caramel topping, for drizzling after baked

      Heat oven to 350ºF (175ºC). .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 using an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla.  Stir to combine.  Pour over warm crust.  In a small bowl, stir chopped apples, remaining 2 tbsp. sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture.  Streusel:  In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.  Really combine it by using clean hands thoroughly to combine butter into mixture.  Sprinkle Streusel over apples.  Bake 40 - 45 minutes, or until filling is set.  Drizzle with caramel topping and let cool.  Serve cold and enjoy!  Makes 16 servings.

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