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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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Looking for a delicious Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars recipe?  One bite and you will be hooked. Rich and creamy, filled with apple and caramel, this is one dessert you can’t get enough of. This recipe reminds me of fall with fresh apples baked right into the apple crisp layer. There is nothing better than cheesecake and caramel apples.

Do you love caramel and apple together?  Make sure to check out our Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Apple Butter recipe. It screams delicious fall flavors!
Up close picture of a caramel apple crisp cheesecake bar

Family Friendly Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

I love dessert. Sitting around together with my family and friends and enjoying dessert together. And when it comes to dessert, I don’t know if there is anything that is better than caramel apples and cheesecake. Putting these together just seems like a natural thing to do. Surprisingly easy to make, this recipe is one to wow all your family and friends at your next bonfire party!

Can I freeze this caramel apple cheesecake bar recipe?

This is a fantastic dessert that usually flies out of the pan, but you might find a time where you have leftovers or maybe you just want to make this ahead of time to always have caramel apple cheesecake bars on hand. If you want to make sure you always have cheesecake bars, you can use this recipe and freeze the bars.
Whether it is because you have leftovers or because you want to make a batch to freeze, I think it works best to freeze individual servings. Cut the cheesecake bars and wrap each one in plastic. This lets you take smaller portions out of the freezer and there is no need to worry about taking out too many.
Once wrapped, put them all in a freezer bag or container. This will keep them all together in the freezer. You can freeze these bars for up to 3 months.

Can I use pie filling instead of fresh apples for this apple crisp bar?

If you do not have fresh apples on hand or would prefer to use a pie filling you can. If using a pie filling it should have the apple seasonings in it already, so you do not need to add it.

If you think the pie filling needs more seasoning, you can add more cinnamon. You do not need to add the brown sugar because the pie filling is already sweetened, but you will still add the flour and old fashion oats.

You might need to play with the recipe to get the apple crisp layer just right since consistency will vary from brand to brand to brand.

Slice of caramel apple cheesecake bar sitting on a white plate with caramel sauce drizzled over the top

More Dessert Bars

I might be a little obsessed with dessert bars. How can I not be? They are easy to make, the kids love them and when we sit down for dessert, the dessert bars are less messy than some other dessert. And did I mention how amazing they taste? It is the perfect dessert that comes in all kinds of flavors.

When it comes to making dessert bars one of my favorites is Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars. The name says it all. Chocolate chip cookies and brownies all in one bite.  I have made a few other cookie bars, and seriously they are just as good as the chocolate chip cookie bars.
Try these Red Velvet Chocolate Chunk Bars or Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars for a fun spin on classic cookies and cake.
If cheesecake is more you taste, and who doesn’t love cheesecake, then you are going to love Hot Fudge Cheesecake Bars or Cherry Pie Brownie Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients for apple cheesecake bars

  • Honeycrisp apples
  • Cream cheese
  • Flour
  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Brown Sugar
  • Graham Crackers
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Cornstarch
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Coconut Oil
  • Prepared Caramel Sauce

How to make caramel apple cheesecake bars

Since you will be baking these bars, make sure you preheat your oven accordingly.  You’ll also want to spray or grease your baking dish as you prefer.  The non-stick spray works great for this recipe.

Having a food processor and mixer on hand makes this recipe much easier to manage.  For example, your first step to creating the crust is in pulsing the dry ingredients together.  You can do this by hand, but it is a bit more difficult.

Once your crust has been assembled, you will bake it for a short time period before adding on the cheesecake layer.  I prefer to allow the crust to cool completely before adding my cheesecake and crips layer.
This will bake for 40-50 minutes, and then it really needs to sit in the refrigerator overnight for best results.  Cheesecake is best when completely cooled.
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
Servings: 24

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Chill Time:
12 hrs
 
Looking for a delicious caramel apple cheesecake bars recipe?  One bite and you will be hooked. Rich and creamy, filled with apple and caramel, this is one dessert you can't get enough of.

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted

For the cheesecake filling:

  • 2 8 oz. bricks cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch

For the apple crisp topping:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. refined coconut oil
  • 2 large honeycrisp peeled and sliced thinly
  • caramel sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together all crust ingredients until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Press crust into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes and set aside to cool.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together cream cheese, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add ginger, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and cornstarch and beat to combine.
  7. Pour cheesecake filling into the cooled crust and set aside.
  8. To prepare the apple crisp topping, combine all topping ingredients in a small bowl and stir with a fork until combined.
  9. Lay the sliced apples in a layer on top of the cheesecake filling.
  10. Top apples with the crisp topping and bake for 40-50 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
  12. Place cheesecake in the fridge to chill overnight.
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 126IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars on a white plate with red and white napkin Caramel apple crisp cheesecake bars in a baking dish sitting on a white and red towel

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