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apple streusel dessert bars

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Linda Griffith
Augusta, GA

Being a military wife for over twenty years, I had to entertain a lot. It was so much fun, and I really enjoyed it. Some of the recipes I am posting are things that I used to make and some are recipe clubs that I signed up for. Now that I don't entertain a lot or work, as I am retired, I am enjoying sharing them with you. This is a family favorite. Hope you enjoy

(1 rating)
yield 24 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For apple streusel dessert bars

  • 1 pkg
    betty crocker oatmeal cookie mix
  • 1/2 c
    firm butter or margarine
  • 2 (8oz) pkg
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 lg
  • 1 can
    apple pie filling
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1 jar
    caramel ice cream topping (optional)

How To Make apple streusel dessert bars

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. 2 Place cookie mix in large bowl. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly and coarse. Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture; press remaining crumbs in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes. 3 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. 4 Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over partially baked crust. In medium bowl, mix pie filling and cinnamon. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle reserved crumbs over top. Sprinkle with walnuts. 5 Bake 35 to 40 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool about 30 minutes. Refrigerate to chill, about 2 hours. Drizzle with caramel topping before serving if desired. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

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