Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flour
¼ t. salt
½ cup quick oats
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
Mix all ingredients until crumbly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.
Apple Cheesecake Bars
3 Granny Smith apples cored, peeled and cut in to ¼” pieces
½ cup plus 2 T sugar, divided
¾ t. cinnamon
¼ t. nutmeg
1 ½ cup flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, softened
2-8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 ½ t. vanilla
2 large eggs
½ cup caramel sauce for topping
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 pan. Toss apples with 2 T. sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg---set aside. Combine brown sugar and flour in a large bowl. Add butter and mix until crumbly. Press in to pan and bake 25-30 minutes until golden.
Beat cream cheese, ½ cup sugar and vanilla on medium until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time just until incorporated. Pour the batter over the warm crust. Drain apples (if necessary) and spoon evenly over cream cheese. Sprinkle streusel topping on top. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes until filling is set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Top with a drizzle of the caramel sauce prior to serving.