Caramel Apple Crumble Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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Fall will soon be descending on us. With the season change also comes all of those wonderful fall flavors. My mission for this fall was to combine two of my favorite desserts into one Frankensteined plate of deliciousness. I decided that I would take the old classic apple crumble bar and marry it to a tasty caramel cheesecake. The result is a caramel apple crumble cheesecake bar recipe that is out of the world. A symphony, no a masterpiece that sings of heavenly fall flavors!

These easy caramel apple pie crisps are a wonderful fall recipe that the whole family will love. @slimchefrecipes.com
These caramel apple crumble cheesecake bars are a wonderful fall recipe that the whole family will love.

When summertime comes to an end and the children start school again, it is one of the busiest times of the year for most families.  Bedtimes come earlier and shopping for school clothes and school supplies seem like a never-ending task.

If you are a fan of caramel apples, apple crisp bars, and cheesecake, you're going to love this recipe.@slimchefrecipes.com
If you are a fan of caramel apples, apple crisp bars, and cheesecake, you’re going to love this recipe.

The little ones begin craving warm fall desserts and treats. Autumn brings a love for apples, caramel, and graham cracker crumble crust.


 

Caramel apple cheesecake bars are a go-to recipe for fall around our house.  They can be brought as a carry-in dessert for school functions, a fall party, or even to grandmas for Thanksgiving.

 

The bars are a layered dessert.  The bottom layer is made up of butter, graham cracker crumbles, vanilla wafers, and brown sugar.  The middle layer consists of apple pie filling, cream cheese, and egg. The streusel layer is flour, sugar, and butter.  Finally, you drizzle dulce de leche caramel sauce on top.  This caramel sauce is superb when used in a desert it is the ultimate burst of divine caramel flavor.

These ooey gooey caramel apple pie cheesecake bars will be one of your favorited fall recipes. @slimchefrecipes.com
These ooey gooey caramel apple pie cheesecake bars will be one of your favorited fall recipes.

 

The first time I prepared this dish it seemed like an eternity before the bars were cool and ready to sample.  My kids like eating this apple treat for breakfast. The cheesecake bars resemble coffee cake which makes them ideal to serve at a Sunday morning brunch.

 

One of the coolest things about these caramel apple pie crisp bars is that unlike cheesecake, you don’t need a plate or fork. Just grab a square and go!

Caramel Apple Crumble Cheesecake Bars Recipe

If you love caramel apple, apple crisp bars, and cheesecake, you are really going to love this recipe!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 Bars
Author Molly Miller

Ingredients

Crust

Cheesecake

  • 2 -8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ Sour cream
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup cornstarch

Topping

Streusel Topping:

  • ½ stick unsalted butter 60g
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour Plain Flour, 70g
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar

Instructions

Streusel Topping

  1. Combine all of the streusel toppings in a medium bowl. 

  2. Mix with a hand mixer until the mixture is crumbly.

  3. Cover and set aside. 

Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Combine all of the crust ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix until all ingredients for a nice batter.

  3. Line a 9 x 13 glass pan with wax paper and press the crust mixture evenly across the pan. 

  4. Cook crust for 5 minutes, remove from oven and set aside.

Cheesecake filling

  1. Mix all cheesecake filling ingredients in a large bowl. Make sure the mixture is smooth with no clumps.

  2. Evenly layer the cheesecake filling over top of the crust. 

  3. Spread the apple pie filling over top the cheesecake filling. Be careful not to mix. 

  4. Sprinkle the streusel over top of the apple pie filling.

  5. Bake for 40 minutes.

  6. Allow 5 minutes cooling time.

  7. Heat Dulce de Leche sauce in the microwave until the caramel becomes runny. 

  8. Drizzle the Dulce de Leche over top of the entire cheesecake. 

  9. Cover the pan and set in the refrigerator overnight.


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