Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookie Bars Recipe

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookie Bars Recipe

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 2 (8 oz) block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs

Apple Filling

  • 2 large apple, peeled and small diced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbs granulated sugar

Crumb Topping

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

Topping

  • 3/4 cup caramel sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour (1 cup – 140 grams) and brown sugar (1/2 cup – 100 grams). Cut in the butter (1 cup – 230 grams) with a pastry blender (or a fork) until the mixture is crumbly, kinda.
  3. First with your fingertips, then with the bottom of a cup (or a glass), press the dough evenly into a 13 × 9-inch (33 x 22 cm) baking pan or a cookie sheet with edges. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. In the meantime, in a larger bowl, beat the cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar until smooth (about 1 minute). Add the eggs, 1 at a time (beat about 20 seconds after each addition). Next add the vanilla and mix until combined.
  5. Make sure not to over-beat the cheesecake batter as this will lead to excess air being incorporated in and may cause cracking later on.
  6. Pour the cream cheese batter over the warm crust.
  7. Peel the apples and chop them into 3/4-inch (2 cm) chunks.
  8. Mix the apple chunks with the cinnamon and two tablespoons white sugar.
  9. Spoon the apple chunks evenly over the cream cheese mixture.
  10. In a smaller bowl, combine the flour (1 cup – 140 grams), oats (1/2 cup – 60 grams), and brown sugar (1/2 cup – 100 grams) for crumb topping. Cube the butter (1/2 cup – 115 grams) and using a pastry blender (or a fork), create a crumbly mixture.
  11. Crumble over the cream cheese mixture.
  12. Bake 30 minutes, or until the filling is set. Reduce the temperature to 300 °F (150 °C) for the last 5 minutes.
  13. Cut into bars (3 x 3 inches/7 x 7 cm).
  14. And drizzle with the caramel topping.
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  1. larry martz 2 years ago

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