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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

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Course: Cakes, Dessert
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Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 cups organic all-purpose unbleached flour
  • ½ cup firmly packed organic brown sugar
  • 2 sticks 1 cup butter, softened
  • pinch of kosher salt

Cheesecake Filling:

  • 3 8- ounce packages cream cheese softened
  • ¾ cup organic cane sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Apples:

  • 3 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Streusel Topping:

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 stick 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Using a fork or a pastry blender cut mixture until crumbly. Press into a 9x13 baking pan lined with foil. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • In your stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment, beat cream cheese with ¾ cup sugar on medium speed until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour over warm crust.
  • In a small bowl, stir together chopped apples,  2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture.
  • For the streusel topping: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Using a fork, cut butter into mixture. Best to use hands for this part!
  • Sprinkle Streusel topping over apples. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with your favorite caramel topping and a pinch of sea salt.https://youtu.be/C_GQHRHn_JY

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