caramel apple cheesecake bars

Sep 10

caramel apple cheesecake bars

Serves 24
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Meal type Dessert
Website Paula Deen
Adapted from the Deen Brothers, this is a lighter version of their Mom's Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

Filling

  • 2 Packages low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 Large egg white or egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Large apples

Topping

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashion oats
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce (for drizzling over the top)

Directions

Crust
Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13x9 baking pan (leave some overhang as tabs to easily pull bars out of pan). Spray foil with nonstick spray.
Step 2 In a food processor, pulse flour, almond flour, brown sugar, and salt until combined.
Step 3 Add butter and pulse until crumbly.
Step 4 Press mixture in an even layer in the baking pan. Bake until the crust is set, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack.
Filling
Step 5 Using a stand mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth.
Step 6 Gradually add in sugar until well blended.
Step 7 Add egg, egg white (or substitute), and vanilla until well combined.
Step 8 Pour the filling evenly over the warm crust.
Step 9 Sprinkle the diced apples evenly over the filling.
Topping
Step 10 In a large bowl mix together all of the topping ingredients (except caramel sauce) until crumbly.
Step 11 Sprinkle topping evenly over the apples and bake until the filling is set and the top is light brown, about 25 minutes.
Step 12 Let cool completely in the pan on a rack. When cooled, lift out using the foil tabs.
Step 13 Drizzle with caramel sauce and cut into bars.

Note

Refrigerate any leftovers.

You can use any store bought caramel sauce.

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