Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars have layers of caramel cheesecake, apples and an oat streusel topping.

You all know how much I love cheesecake. I don’t get this delicious treat very much, and I rarely make cheesecake at home. However, when we are near The Cheesecake Factory? We get cheesecake as often as we can.

My go-to cheesecake is usually has Adam’s Fudge Ripple Cheesecake. But lately, the flavors of fall have been enticing me. I had to try our own version of the Dutch Apple Caramel Streusel Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.

two caramel apple cheesecake bars stacked on each other

About these Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars:

  • Then, comes the caramel cheesecake layer.  
  • And on the top that cheesecake layer is diced apples. I used Granny Smith apples.
  • Then comes what I think is the best part.  A streusel topping with brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon and butter.

How to Make Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Make the crust.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Mix until completely combined.
  • Evenly distribute into the pan and press firmly into an even layer. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Make the filling.

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth using an electric mixer.
  • Add the greek yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon, and caramel. Mix until completely combined.
  • Add the eggs and mix just until combined. Do not overmix at this point.
  • Pour the cream cheese mixture over the prepared crust and spread into an even layer. Top with the diced apples.

Make the streusel.

  • In a bowl, combine the streusel ingredients until a crumby mixture forms. Sprinkle on top of the apples.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool at room temperature.
  • Place in the refrigerator and chill for at least 3 hours before serving. Drizzle caramel over the top of each bar and enjoy.

Tips for making cheesecake bars:

  1. Line a 9×9″ baking pan with parchment paper. This will make the cheesecake easy to remove. If you only have an 8×8″ pan, you can use it, but it may take longer to bake.
  2. Peel the apples if you’d like, but for this recipe I often don’t. There’s not very many apples in it so I don’t notice the peels being on.
  3. You want to be sure to let the cheesecake set and chill at least 3 hours, but preferably overnight.  This waiting is hard, I understand.  Go take a nap, read a good book, or go run a few miles. The longer you let it sit, the better it will be.
  4. Remove the cheesecake from the pan by pulling up on the parchment, then use a sharp knife to cut the cake into squares.
a cheesecake bar with streusel, caramel and apples

Definitely make a batch of caramel apple cheesecake bars this fall.  You won’t be disappointed!

two caramel apple cheesecake bars stacked on each other
two caramel apple cheesecake bars stacked on each other

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

4.28 from 18 votes
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars have layers of cheesecake, apple pie filling, and caramel and a brown sugar, nut and oat streusel topping.
Servings 9 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

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Ingredients
 

For the crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the filling:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons caramel sauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Granny Smith apples diced and peeled

For the streusel:

Instructions
 

Make the crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×9 inch pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Mix until completely combined.
  • Evenly distribute into the pan and press firmly into an even layer. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Make the filling:

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • Add the greek yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon, and caramel. Mix until completely combined.
  • Add the eggs and mix just until combined. Do not overmix at this point.
  • Pour over the prepared crust and spread into an even layer. Top with the diced apples.

Make the streusel:

  • In a bowl, combine the streusel ingredients until a crumby mixture forms. Sprinkle on top of the apples.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool at room temperature.
  • Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Drizzle caramel over the top of each bar and enjoy.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Notes

Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the bars being cut into 9 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 cheesecake bar. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Serving: 94g | Calories: 592kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 1158IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 592
Keyword apple dessert, cheesecake bars

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JoAnn
1 year ago

Haven’t tried it yet but it looks wonderful and I’m confident it will be delicious. The only change I made was to put it in an 8×11 dish since I tend to be a bit generous with my measurements. Thanks for a great recipe!

Nichola
9 years ago

Mine overflowed but nonetheless it was great. Will do again