Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars


Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 30 MINUTES PLUS CHILL TIME

cook time: 40 MINUTES

One bite of these Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars will leave you wanting another! Cookie crust with creamy cheesecake filling, fresh apples, and a thick brown sugar streusel, all topped with a drizzle of decadent caramel sauce!

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE CRUST:

  • 1 box (11 oz) vanilla wafer cookies (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 package (12 oz) Crunch Pak sliced apples (peeled), about 4 cups diced apples

FOR THE STREUSEL:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-inch square baking dish with foil. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, process cookies until fine crumb. Slowly add in melted butter and mix until completely combined (I just pulse a few times). Press into the bottom of your prepared dish.
  3. Bake crust for about 8 minutes, remove and cool while preparing cheesecake filling (doesn’t need to be cooled completely).
  4. For the filling, combine white chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl. Heat one minute and stir until melted and smooth (heat additional 15 seconds if needed). Set aside.
  5. In a mixer, combine cream cheese with sugar and cornstarch and beat until fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Beat in sour cream, eggs, vanilla, and spices. Slowly beat in white chocolate mixture. Pour over prepared crust. Top with diced apples. Set aside.
  6. In a bowl, combine streusel ingredients and mix with hands until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples. Return to oven and bake for 40 minutes. Center may be slightly jiggly. Cool completely then refrigerate for at least 3 hours (or overnight).
  7. When ready to serve, cut into bars and drizzle with caramel sauce. ENJOY!

 

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Caramel Bread Pudding – Shugary Sweets


Caramel Bread Pudding has a perfect custard pudding center with a crisp outer crust! Packed with flavor and topped with caramel sauce, this is the dessert you’ve been craving! Be sure to sign up for my email…new recipes in your inbox! **This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts. I am excited to be partnering with them this year and […]

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Not A Good Day So Far


For the first time I want to sit down and give up. I think I am just tired from a caregiver’s view. I am not depressed. I feel defeated. Al had terrible nightmares all night long. He woke up screaming I don’t know how many times.

He begged for medicine. I gave it to him. I held his hand until he went back to sleep. About a half hour later he was dreaming again. The process just would not stop. This morning he didn’t want to get up, but he had to at least get washed and brief changed.

The bed was soaked from sweat. He couldn’t sit up good enough. So I either had my hands in water or I was pushing back up. I finally got it all done and changed his bed. He refused any breakfast.

I even gave him his favorite Caramel Apple doughnut and he pushed it aside. He is sleeping now. I am praying that when he wakes up he will feel more rested and maybe want to eat.

I am trying to keep smiling friends, but today I can’t even get my mouth to form in that direction. I called Hospice about him taking his medications when he is not eating. A nurse is on her way.

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