APPLE CARAMEL CHEESECAKE BARS

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

These cheesecake bars would be great for a party, and they are so easy and tasty!
Recipe & photo: tasteofhome.com


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Serves:

Makes 3 dozen

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
packed brown sugar
3/4 c
cold butter, cubed
2 pkg
(8 oz.ea.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
plus 2 tbsp. sugar, divided
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2
eggs, lightly beaten
3 medium
tart apples, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg

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3/4 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
packed brown sugar
1/2 c
quick-cooking oats
1/3 c
cold butter
1/3 c
hot caramel ice cream topping

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small bowl, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a well-greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.
2
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combine. Spread over crust.
3
In a small bowl, toss apples with cinnamon, nutmeg and remaining sugar; spoon over cream cheese layer. In another bowl, mix flour, brown sugar and oats; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over apple layer.
4
Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 on until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping; cool in pan on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cut into bars.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy