I thought it was time I scrolled through my Pinterest recipes and picked one for this blog. This is not an easy task as I have pinned so many recipes I didn’t know where to start …… soooo…… I swiped down the screen and then blindly hit a pin and wallah – Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars!
These are awesome, no beyond awesome, these are BE-AWESOME!
The Girl Who Ate Everything is a wonderful blog site. She posts some great stories and has an abundance of recipes to choose from. I for one am glad she has a presence on Pinterest because without her I wouldn’t have tasted these delightful treats. Check out her blog at:
Easy to make and oh so gooey and caramel-ly and streusel-ly! I know that none of these words are accredited in the Oxford dictionary but hey it’s the best way to describe these delectable morsels of food. I can’t make you bake them but I encourage you to try them out – do yourself a favour; your kids will love you; amaze and astound your friends (yep I’m out of clichés but seriously bake and eat these – nuff said).
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars from The Girl Who Ate Everything (source Paula Deen)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3 x(8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1/2 cup caramel topping for drizzling after baked
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender (or 2 forks) until mixture is crumbly.
- Press evenly into a 9×13 baking pan lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 3/4 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.
- For the streusel topping: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. I like to really combine it by using my clean hands to thoroughly combine the butter into the mixture.
- Sprinkle Streusel topping over apples. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping and let cool.
- Serve cold and enjoy!