Monday, October 4, 2010

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Now that it's October (although it's still in the mid-80s here--way too hot!!) I've gone on a fall baking kick. I love apples, I love streusel, and I love caramel, so these caramel apple cheesecake bars hit the spot!

3 cups flour
3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup quick oats
1 1/2 cup melted butter
2 8-oz packages of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup + 2 Tbs sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 apples, peeled and chopped
caramel topping
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine flour, brown sugar, quick oats, and melted butter; mix on low speed until crumbly and delicious. Press 2/3 of the mixture into a 9x13 pan, reserving the rest. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
3. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; beat in 1/2 cup sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Pour over warm crust.
4. In small bowl, stir together apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg; spoon over cream cheese layer. Sprinkle evenly with remaining streusel topping.
5. Bake 30-35 minutes or until set. Drizzle individual pieces with caramel topping.


Heidi Hiller said...

Yum! Thank you for the recipe!

gjan said...

They are so yummy, thanks for sharing them with us.

Rachel said...

Wow, those so look amazing! I am going to bake this! Thanks for sharing, Kate!