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Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe

  • Author: Michelle-Powered by Mom
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Salted caramel apple cheesecake bars are a little piece of heaven. A little sweet a little salty all delicious. Perfect for any occasion.


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Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 2 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • For the cheesecake layer:
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten

For the spiced apples:

  • 2 large granny smith apples peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the streusel topping:

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup salted caramel sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13-baking pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar with a rubber spatula, then press mixture into the bottom of the pan until tight and compact.
  3. Pre-bake the crust for 8 minutes.
  4. While the crust is baking make the cheesecake layer: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla on medium speed until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the eggs and beat on low speed until just combined. Spread over the slightly cooled crust.
  6. In another medium-sized bowl, combine the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss until all the apple pieces are evenly coated, then spread over the cheesecake mixture.

For the streusel topping

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or handheld mixer, beat the flour, sugars, cubed butter, and cinnamon together until you have a crumbly mixture, about 2-3 minutes. Distribute streusel evenly over apples.
  2. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until filling is set. Drizzle with salted caramel sauce and let cool in pan on a wire rack for 1 hour. Then transfer pan to the fridge and cool for at least 3 hours. Cut into bars.

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