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The next time that you’re craving the taste of cheesecake and apples, you really have to make up these Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars. Not only are dessert bars a ton of fun to eat, but cutting them up into even portion sizes really does help as well.

We’re huge fans of cheesecake in our house but sometimes, we just don’t have the time to sit down and eat a piece of cheesecake. This is what makes these bars so great. I can make up this simple dessert recipe, cut it into bars, and have it ready and waiting for everyone to grab a bite as they’re passing through. It really doesn’t get much easier than that.

If you’re ready for a delicious dessert, you can’t go wrong with this simple apple cheesecake recipe.

The great part about this simple cheesecake recipe is that it makes 9 bars as well. This means that there are so many chances to eat these bars and enjoy every single bite.

I also really love the ease of this homemade crust as well. There’s nothing quite as tasty as crushed up graham crackers with melted butter and brown sugar holding it together.

While I used real apples for this recipe, you can easily use canned apples or even canned apple pie filling as well. Whatever you need to do to make this recipe, do so! You won’t be sorry.

Make certain to cook up this Instant Pot ~ Triple Chocolate cheesecake as well! Because you can never have too many cheesecake recipes on hand!

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Makes 9 bars
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 55 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour


Ingredients for the Crust:

  • 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Ingredients for the Cheesecake:

  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup flour

Ingredients for the Topping:

  • 2 cups apples, peeled and chopped
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup caramel sauce

Instructions:

1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper, allowing the paper to overhang the edges on two sides.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and brown sugar until well combined. Press the mixture into the bottom of the baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.

3. When the crust is finished baking, remove from the oven and allow it to cool. Turn the oven temperature down to 325 degrees.

4. Prepare the cheesecake mixture by beating together the cream cheese, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla until smooth.

5. Add the sugar and flour and beat until just combined. Pour the mixture over the crust and spread evenly. Bake for 40 to 45 6. minutes, until the edges are beginning to brown but the center is still soft.

6. Allow to cool for 30 minutes at room temperature, then transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour.

7. While the cheesecake is cooling, prepare the topping by tossing the apples with the lemon juice and setting them aside. In a small saucepan, whisk together the water, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Heat over medium heat until simmering, then reduce the heat and add the apples. Stir to combine and cook over medium-low heat for 5 to 6 minutes.

8. Remove the apples from heat and allow them to cool completely. Pour the mixture over the top of the chilled cheesecake.

9. Cut the cheesecake into bars and drizzle with caramel sauce before serving.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Chil Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: apple
Servings: 9 Bars

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Crust:

  • 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Ingredients for the Cheesecake:

  • 2 8oz pkg cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup flour

Ingredients for the Topping:

  • 2 cups apples peeled and chopped
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • cup caramel sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper, allowing the paper to overhang the edges on two sides.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and brown sugar until well combined. Press the mixture into the bottom of the baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.
  • When the crust is finished backing, remove from the oven and allow to cool. Turn the oven temperature down to 325 degrees.
  • Prepare the cheesecake mixture by beating together the cream cheese, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add the sugar and flour and beat until just combined. Pour the mixture over the crust and spread evenly. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until the edges are beginning to brown but the center is still soft.
  • Allow to cool for 30 minutes at room temperature, then transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour.
  • While the cheesecake is cooling, prepare the topping by tossing the apples with the lemon juice and setting them aside. In a small saucepan, whisk together the water, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt. Heat over medium heat until simmering, then reduce the heat and add the apples. Stir to combine and cook over medium low heat for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Remove the apples from heat and allow them to cool completely. Pour the mixture over the top of the chilled cheesecake.
  • Cut the cheesecake into bars and drizzle with caramel sauce before serving.

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