Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

The wife of a friend of mine from work made these and they were soooo good that I asked for the recipe. I think the wife originally got the recipe from a blog called “The Girl Who Ate Everything”. The chick who writes that blog originally got it from Paula Deen. Where Paula Deen got it from, I have no idea. Maybe she made it up or stole it from someone else. You should make this in the fall using fresh apples.

  • Crust:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar- 1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened

  • 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, finely chopped- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 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
  • 1/2 cup caramel topping for drizzling after baked

(instructions on next page) 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. Blog girl recommends using clean hands to thoroughly combine the butter into the mixture. 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!

Makes 16 servings.

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