Dark's Kitchen

2 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C firmly packed brown sugar
1 C (2 sticks) butter, softened

Cheesecake Filling:

3 8 oz. pkg cream cheese, softened
3/4 C sugar, plus 2 Tbsp, divided
3 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Streusel Topping:

1 C firmly packed brown sugar
1 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C quick cooking oats
1/2 C (1 stick) butter, softened


1/2 C caramel topping


Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar.
Cut in butter with a pastry blender (or 2 forks) until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 9x13 baking pan lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil.

Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 3/4 C sugar, in an electric mixer at 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, remaining 2 Tbsp sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture.

For the streusel topping:

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.
Use clean hands to thoroughly combine the butter into the mixture (cause most would normally use dirty hands...).

Sprinkle Streusel topping over apples.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until filling is set.

Drizzle with caramel topping and let cool.
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
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