Today is "National Cheesecake Day" and I am celebrating with these "Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars".
When I saw that fellow blogger Roxana from Roxana's Home Baking was organizing a Cheesecake Day for bloggers, I knew I had to sign up! Would you believe that over 65+ bloggers signed up? It seems as though we all really love our cheesecake! Be sure to check back on your favourite blogs to see if they posted something for cheesecake day too!
Now, let's get to the goods:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 - 8oz packages cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Apple Pie Topping
- 4 granny smith apples
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup oats
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients for the crust, and flatten into a 9x13 baking pan lined with foil. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges.
Combine ingredients for filling, whipping either with a whisk, hand mixer, or stand mixer. Ensure all ingredients are well combined. Pour onto warm crust.
Core and finely chop apples. Add lemon juice, sugar, and spices, and spoon evenly over cheesecake mixture.
Combine ingredients for crumble topping and sprinkle ontop of apples.
Bake in pre-heated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until cheesecake layer has set and crumble topping is golden brown.
Drizzle with caramel sauce before serving.