How to Make Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe


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 these classic caramel apple cheesecake bars and combine them with an apple crumble texture. 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.
These caramel apple 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
If you are a fan of caramel apples, these caramel apple cheesecake bars will be a perfect treat.

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

The main ingredients needed for these caramel apple cheesecake bars:

  • Cheese cheese
  • Graham cracker
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Unsalted butter
  • Cornstarch
  • Flour
  • Dulce de Leche (caramel)
  • Apple pie filling
  • And many other items


Your Family Will Love These Cheesecake Bars

Everyone in our house loves the taste of a delicious juicy caramel apple. Especially the little ones.


These caramel apple cheesecake bars are a go-to recipe for fall around our house.  They are also great for carry-in dessert for school functions, a fall party, or even to grandmas for Thanksgiving.


Building Your Cheesecake Bars

The cheesecake 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.
These ooey gooey caramel apple cheesecake bars will be one of your favorited fall recipes.


There is something so magical about the taste of caramel and apple. They go together so well. The streusel on top of these amazing cheesecake bars adds a very nice touch as well.


The first time I prepared these caramel apple cheesecake bars, 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 cheesecake bars is that unlike traditional cheesecake recipes, you don’t need a plate or fork. Just grab a square and eat it on go!

How to Make Caramel Apple 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


Crust for Apple Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake Filling for Cheesecake Bars

  • 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 for Apple Cheesecake

Streusel Topping: for caramel apple cheesecake

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


Streusel Topping for Cheesecake

  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. 

Making the Cheesecake 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.

Cream Cheese 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. 

Topping for Cheesecake Bars

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

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

Cooking Cheesecake Bars

  1. Bake for 40 minutes.

  2. Allow 5 minutes cooling time.

Finishing Caramel Cheesecake Bars

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

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

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