Indulge in the perfect combination of creamy cheesecake and sweet caramel apples with these delightful Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars. These bars are a delicious treat that is perfect for any holiday gathering or special occasion.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 12 servings
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (226 g)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (113 g)
- 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened (452 g)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100 g)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5 ml)
- 2 cups peeled and diced apples (about 2 medium-sized apples) (300 g)
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce, plus extra for drizzling (120 ml)
- Whipped cream, for serving
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Line an 8×8-inch (20×20 cm) baking dish with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides for easy removal later.
- In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish to form the crust.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and granulated sugar together until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
- Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust in the baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
- In a separate bowl, toss the diced apples with the caramel sauce until well coated. Spread the caramel-coated apples evenly over the cream cheese layer.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the edges are set and the center is slightly jiggly. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely in the baking dish on a wire rack.
- Once cooled, refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight, to allow the cheesecake to set.
- When ready to serve, use the parchment paper overhang to lift the bars out of the baking dish. Cut into squares and drizzle with extra caramel sauce. Top each square with a dollop of whipped cream.
- Serve chilled and enjoy!
These Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars are perfect for holiday gatherings, potlucks, or any special occasion. They make a delicious dessert that will impress your family and friends. Serve them chilled for the best flavor and enjoy the creamy cheesecake, caramel, and apple combination.