Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with Streusel Topping

by - 12/19/2011 06:33:00 AM

Ingredients Recipe via

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Streusel topping, recipe follows
  • 1/2 cup caramel topping

Streusel Topping:

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the topping

Yield: approximately 3 cupsDirections
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar in an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Then add eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour over warm crust.
In a small bowl, stir together chopped apples, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle evenly with Streusel topping. Bake 30 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping.

If you try this recipe, let me know. Leave a comment, pin it (so you have it saved), and don’t forget to tag a picture use the hashtag >> #simplytasheena on Instagram. I would love to see how it turned out. 
Hubby Approved!

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  1. Yum; got the ingredients on my shopping list this morning and I'm so making this over Christmas when my kids are home for holidays! Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  2. A Few Pennies:

    Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  3. Mmmm! What a yummy treat for the holidays!

  4. YUM! My mouth is watering! I would love for you to link up to our party going on right now!

  5. Those look delicious!

  6. Yummy! Hubby approved is always a bonus, too!

  7. Yummy!!!!! I can't wait to try this!!! Thanks for the recipe. God Bless

  8. Lisa:

    Thanks for stopping by!


    Thanks for the invite & Thanks for stopping by!

    Cheap Crafty Mama:

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Crafty Cousins:

    Yes it is!

    Simple Home Living:

    Thank You, I hope your family enjoys this recipe.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  9. well how are you! a BIG YUM for these scruptious bars!!!!! : ) thanks for stopping by and i am putting these on my baking que!!! sending holiday hugs...

  10. Andrea:

    Thanks for stopping by!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  11. I will be making this ASAP! Maybe on the day after Christmas! I made the red velvet cupcakes last week on Thursday, they were soo good!

  12. That looks absolutely delicious!! I love all things sweet!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  13. Looks like I would love this and love the " Hubby Approved"!

  14. Summer:

    Let me know how this recipe comes out! The red velvet cake is so yummy!

    Life in The Thrifty Lane:

    Thanks for stopping by!


    I hope you enjoy this recipe :)

    Mrs. Pancakes:

    Thanks for stopping by!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  15. Let me know when you make these next, I'm coming over!

  16. I totally see how he would approve, looks delicious! Thanks so much for linking up!

  17. Oh my this sounds heavenly!! Must try it! Thanks for sharing:)

  18. Oh..what are cooking oats?

  19. Wow, that looks SO good. I just might have to try it myself. :)
    Thanks for popping over to my blog!

  20. Sherika:

    Thanks for hosting!


    I did not have cooking oats on hand and I actually used two plain packs of oatmeal.

    Becca Swan:

    Thank you for stopping by!

    ~Mrs. Delightful


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