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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!

Ingredients
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
cinnamon
nutmeg
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.

3 comments:

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!