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Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars

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Apple season calls for easy fall recipes. These Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars are a family favorite. Grab a cup of coffee and dig into this tasty fall dessert.

Apple season calls for the perfect fall recipe. These Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars are a family favorite.

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When it comes to both baking and eating desserts, I have a pretty high standard. My mom is the most amazing baker. She’s an old school baker – everything from scratch. So naturally, I am very particular when it comes to dessert. It doesn’t have to be fancy, it just has to be goooooood. Just like mamma makes.  Mom is my number one taste tester for recipes I share here. When she says “it’s good”, then I know that I was taught well. I have shared a lot of recipes here on the I can honestly say that these Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars are one of my favorite recipes to date. Mom agreed and even went back for seconds.

Apple season calls for the perfect fall recipe. These Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars are a family favorite.

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What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars?

Since apple season is in full swing on our farm, it’s time to celebrate with these Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars. I never met a cheesecake that I didn’t like. This one recipe has the best of both worlds – farm fresh apples and a cheesecake layer. Hello goodness!

 

 

Apple season calls for the perfect fall recipe. These Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars are a family favorite.

How Do I Make Cheesecake Bars?

This decadent dish of delight starts with a shortbread crust. Then the cheesecake layer is poured on top followed by some freshly chopped apples and a sweet walnut streusel topping. It may look fancy or sound complicated, but it really isn’t! It’s is very easy to make.

Once baked and cooled drizzle plenty of caramel sauce over the top of the Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars. I prefer to drizzle over each bar when served so the topping doesn’t get soggy.

Apple season calls for the perfect fall recipe. These Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars are a family favorite.

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Apple season calls for the perfect fall recipe. These Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars are a family favorite.

Apples, caramel, and walnuts are the perfect flavorful fall combination. Add the cheesecake to the mix and you have one out of this world dessert that everyone will love.

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Apple season calls for easy fall recipes. These Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars are a family favorite. Grab a cup of coffee and dig into this tasty fall dessert.

Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars
Yield: 16 servings

Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Apple season calls for easy fall recipes. These Apple Caramel Walnut Cheesecake Bars are a family favorite. Grab a cup of coffee and dig into this tasty fall dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  • 3 - 8- ounce packages of cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 Apples I use a mixed variety to enhance flavor - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of the sugar
  • Walnut Streusel Topping
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • Caramel Topping for drizzling when served.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In medium bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add powdered sugar and mix well. Add two egg yolks, one at a time beating well after each. Beat in flour on low until mixture forms small crumbs. Add half and half. Press evenly into a 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with the 3/4 cup sugar until smooth. Add three large eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla. Pour over the shortbread crust.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir chopped apples together with 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Spoon over cheesecake mixture.
  5. To make the walnut streusel topping, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Use a pastry blender or fork to mix. It should form small crumbs.
  6. Sprinkle topping over the apples. Bake 40 - 45 minutes until filling is set.
  7. Before serving, drizzle with caramel topping.

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  1. I love apples and cheesecake together, and this looks like a great combo! It’s apple season here to and I just have to make this! {client}

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