11.24.2011

carmel apple cheesecake bars

prep time:  tbd
cook time:  60 minutes
servings:  tbd

ingredients:
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3 sticks butter - room temperature
3 8-ounce packages of cream cheese - softened
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large apples - cubed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup quick cooking oats

steps:
1.  preheat oven to 350 degrees.  line a 9 x 13 baking dish with aluminum foil.  in a bowl, combine 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup brown sugar.  add 2 sticks of butter and mix until crumbly.  press mixture into aluminum lined dish.  bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.

2.  in a mixing bowl, add cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar.  beat until smooth.  add the eggs one at a time, beating the mixture between adding each egg.  add the vanilla and mix.  pour over the baked crust.

3.  in a bowl combine the apples 2 tablespoons of sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.  sprinkle the apples evenly over the cheesecake mixture. 

4.  in a bowl mix 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup flour, cooking oats and 1 stick of butter.  sprinkle over the apple layer.

5.  bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until the cheesecake filling is set.  drizzle caramel sauce on top and let cool.  refrigerate overnight.

- henning love blog

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