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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

By Asullivan @asullivan85
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr
  • Serving Size: 12 bars


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus 2 tablespoons (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2  eggs
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 bag caramel cubes (I used Kraft)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. 2In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1 cup butter. Using 2 forks or a pastry cutter, mix until a crumbly mixture forms.
  3. 3Press the dough evenly into prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
  4. 4Using a mixer, beat the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Adding the eggs one at a time, incorporating well before adding the next. Mix in vanilla extract.
  5. 5In a small bowl, combine chopped apples with cinnamon and 2 tablespoons sugar. Toss to coat.
  6. 6Pour cheesecake mixture over prepared crust. Sprinkle apples over mixture evenly.
  7. 7In a smaller bowl, mix together 1 cup flour, oats, and 1/2 cup brown sugar for the crumb topping. Cover cheesecake mixture and apples with the crumb topping. (This will be a thick layer.)
  8. 8Bake 30 minutes or until cheesecake is set. Let cool completely before cutting.
  9. 9In a medium glass bowl, add caramel cubes and heavy cream. Microwave bowl 20 seconds at a time, stirring between each interval. Pour caramel sauce over bars. (Do this quickly, as the caramel will harden fast!)

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