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A stack of 3 Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars on a wire rack

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars are creamy, sweet and delicious. They’re a simple, buttery crust with a simple apple cheesecake filling topped with a caramel oat streusel. One of my favorite fall desserts!

A stack of 3 caramel apple cheesecake bars on a rack

Because you’ll love these Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

  • Easy to do! They sound a lot more complicated than they actually are, and it’s the best kind of recipe to make when you’re trying to impress! Bars are the most indulgent and least intimidating way to make cheesecake!
  • Candy and apples paired with cheesecake are a perfect match. Perfect for a fall gathering or any time of the year.
  • Cheesecake bars are a great recipe to make for entertaining because they feed a crowd and are grab and go!
  • The tartness of the apples combined with the creamy cheesecake, sweet caramel and crunchy streusel topping is a taste and texture
A cheesecake bar on a wire rack with a bite taken out.A cheesecake bar on a wire rack with a bite taken out.

Apple Cheesecake Bars Ingredients:

These bars have 3 layers: the crust, the filling and the streusel topping. The full ingredient list is at the bottom of this post in the recipe card, so be sure to scroll down and print it out! Here is a short list of what you will need:

  • For the dough: 00 flour, light brown sugar and butter
  • For the stuffing: Room temperature cream cheese, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, one large egg, apples and ground cinnamon
  • For coverage: Light brown sugar, all-purpose flour, old-fashioned oats (rolled oats), butter, and caramel sauce.
2 apple cheesecake bars stacked on a rack2 apple cheesecake bars stacked on a rack

Instructions

The crust is easily formed by combining the flour, brown sugar and butter together with a pastry cutter. It’s essentially a shortcrust pastry, which is very simple! Press it in a parchment lined 9×9 baking tray and cook it in the oven at 180°C until it is lightly golden.

Pour the streusel crumbs into a glass bowl with a pastry cutterPour the streusel crumbs into a glass bowl with a pastry cutter

While the crust is baking, prepare the filling! Mix together the cream cheese, vanilla, egg and some of the granulated sugar. You can use an electric mixer or your own kitchen robot. Set it aside. Then toss together the diced apples, remaining sugar, and cinnamon until the apples are coated.

Once the crust is baked, spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust and then top it with the apple mixture.

Prepare the streusel topping by combining the sugar, flour, oats and butter until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle it over the apples and bake! Once ready, sprinkle caramel all over the surface!

What kind of apples should I use for apple cheesecake?

I like to use Granny Smith apples more often when baking. They maintain their structure and their acidity goes well with the sweetness of the dessert for a balanced dessert.

How to store cheesecake bars

They should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container and will keep for up to 5 days. You can also freeze these airtight bars for up to 30 days for maximum freshness!

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Description

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars are the perfect fall dessert recipe. Easy to make and sure to be a crowd pleaser!


Crust

  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature

Filling

  • 1 (8 ounces) block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar + 1 tablespoondivided
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 small Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon

Streusel topping

  • 1/2 cup packaged light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Crust: In a medium bowl, combine the crust ingredients, flour, brown sugar, and butter with a pastry cutter or fork until coarse crumbs form.
  3. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan and bake for 12-14 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Filling: In a bow, combine cream cheese, vanilla, egg, and 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Beat until combined and smooth. Set aside.
  5. Dice the apples and sprinkle them with the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Mix until evenly coated. Set aside.
  6. Streusel: Combine the light brown sugar, flour, oats and butter and mix with a pastry cutter or fork until smooth. Set aside.
  7. To assemble: Once cooked, spread the cream cheese mixture over the warm crust, top with diced apples and finally with streusel.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the center is set.
  9. Once ready, sprinkle the caramel sauce over the entire surface.
  10. Let the pan cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes and then place it in the refrigerator to chill for about 2 hours or overnight.
  11. Cut into squares when serving.


Notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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