Caramel Apple Cheesecake Crumble Bars Recipe



Between the rich flavors of salted caramel, apples, and cinnamon to tempting layer of cream cheese and chunky oat crumbles, this will be your new favorite apple bar recipe – apple pie, apple crumble, and cheesecake all in one. The recipe begins with a brown sugar shortbread-style crust that’s tender and light. The crust is topped with a rich and creamy cheesecake layer, which is topped with cinnamon-and-sugar spiced apples. Then there’s a buttery, oatmeal and brown sugar crumble that’s sprinkled on, and after baking the bars are drizzled with salted caramel. Make sure to let the bars cool very well (overnight is best) before slicing.

YIELD: ONE 8X8 PAN, 9 TO 12 GENEROUS SQUARES

INGREDIENTS:

Crust
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened

Cheesecake 
8 ounces cream cheese, softened (use brick-style, lite okay)
1 large egg
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Apples
about 2 cups small dices apples (from about 2 med apples, peeled and cored; I used 1 Fuji and 1 Gala)
2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Crumble 
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned-whole rolled oats (not quick-cook or instant)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter (3/4 of 1 stick), softened

Caramel
1/2 cup+ (salted) caramel sauce, for drizzling (homemade salted caramel, or storebought; use a thick caramel sauce and not thin, runny ice cream sundae topping)
ice cream, optional for serving

DIRECTIONS:

Get full recipe >> Caramel Apple Cheesecake Crumble Bars @ averiecooks.com

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