Saturday, May 16, 2015

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars start with a shortbread nut crust, then creamy cheesecake 
is swirled with seasoned apples and drizzled with a delicious caramel sauce!

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars made with a walnut shortbread crust

If you like cheesecake and apple pie then you're going to love these Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars!  This recipe is a combination of the love my son has for cheesecake and the love my husband has for apple pie.  I decided to put the two together and make one scrumptious dessert.  For the crust I made a shortbread and added in some walnuts to add a little more depth to it.  Then you have your traditional cheesecake layer which is topped with apples and a little bit of reserved crust.  I made my favorite easy caramel sauce and drizzled it on top to make the perfect dessert!

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Ingredients are as follows:

1/3 C butter, softened
1/3 C brown sugar
1 C flour
1/3 C ground walnuts

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 C sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling

1/2 C brown sugar

1/4 C butter

1 Tbsp. pancake syrup

1/8 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. baking soda


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with aluminum foil; spray with non-stick cooking spray.  

Cream the butter and brown sugar together.

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Mix in the flour and walnuts.

caramel apple cheesecake bars 

Reserve 1/2 C and press the remaining into the bottom of the prepared pan.

caramel apple cheesecake bars
Bake for 5-8 minutes; until slightly brown.  Set aside to cool.

caramel apple cheesecake bars

 Cream the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together.

caramel apple cheesecake bars
Mix in the eggs, one at a time.

caramel apple cheesecake bars

Pour into the parbaked crust. 

caramel apple cheesecake bars

Spoon the apple pie filling on top.

caramel apple cheesecake bars

Sprinkle the reserved 1/2 C crust on top.

caramel apple cheesecake bars

Bake for 55 - 60 minutes; the center should slightly wiggle.

caramel apple cheesecake bars

Allow to cool completely.  While it's cooling mix the brown sugar, butter, syrup, salt and vanilla together; boil for three minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda.  Place back on the stove for another minute to thicken up.  Allow to cool for a few minutes.

Remove the dessert from the pan and drizzle the caramel sauce on top.

caramel apple cheesecake bars

 Slice, serve and enjoy!

caramel apple cheesecake bars


  1. Mmm those sound fabulous! So rich and thick :)

  2. Awesome..these look so delicious.


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