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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

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Course: Cakes, Dessert


  • 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


  • 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.


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We are Alia and Radwa, two Minnesota moms who absolutely love to cook and experiment in our kitchens. Even though we grew up loving our mom’s Egyptian cooking and learning to bake, we didn’t start cooking until later on in our lives. It is our hope that Food Dolls will be your go-to hub for delicious, easy recipes that empower you to feel comfortable and confident in the kitchen regardless of how much experience you have. You and your family deserve to have decadent, scrumptious meals that don’t break the bank or fill your kitchen sink to the brim!