Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookie Bars

Caramel apple cheesecake cookie bars recipe with step by step pictures. Caramel apple cheesecake cookie bar on a brown plate.

Recently I was searching for a dessert which would be saying ‘Good-Bye!’ to summer, while – at the same time – it would be welcoming the upcoming fall season.

I was searching and now I am searching no more because I’ve found all that I was looking for in this delicious treat.

In case you wondered, I will describe all the lovely levels of this dessert for you: it all starts with a lovely cookie-like layer on the bottom, then it continues with a creamy and delicious cream cheese filling with chunks of delicious cinnamony apple scattered here and there, then there’s a crumbly and crunchy topping, and finally – a good portion of luscious caramel on top.

Sounds quite good, right?

And this is how it all comes together…

 

Caramel apple cheesecake cookie bars recipe with step by step pictures. Ingredients.

It all begins with all these ingredients.

 

Caramel apple cheesecake cookie bars recipe with step by step pictures. Batter in a bowl, making crumbs with a fork. Combine until crumbs form.

And then…

1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

 

2. In a bowl, combine the flour (1 cup – 140 grams) and brown sugar (1/2 cup – 100 grams). Cut in the butter (1 cup – 230 grams) with a pastry blender (or a fork) until the mixture is crumbly, kinda.

 

Caramel apple cheesecake cookie bars recipe with step by step pictures. Spreading bottom cookie layer batter using a stainless steel measuring cup.

3. First with your fingertips, then with the bottom of a cup (or a glass), press the dough evenly into a 13 × 9-inch (33 x 22 cm) baking pan or a cookie sheet with edges. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

 

Caramel apple cheesecake cookie bars recipe with step by step pictures. Cream cheese filling in a bowl with two whisk attachments.

4. In the meantime, in a larger bowl, beat the cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar until smooth (about 1 minute). Add the eggs, 1 at a time (beat about 20 seconds after each addition). Next add the vanilla and mix until combined.

Make sure not to over-beat the cheesecake batter as this will lead to excess air being incorporated in and may cause cracking later on.

 

Caramel apple cheesecake cookie bars recipe with step by step pictures. Pouring cream cheese mixture over baked cookie batter.

5. Pour the cream cheese batter over the warm crust.

 

Caramel apple cheesecake cookie bars recipe with step by step pictures. Peel the apples and chop them into 3/4-inch (2 cm) chunks.Mix the apple chunks with the cinnamon and two tablespoons white sugar.

6. Peel the apples and chop them into 3/4-inch (2 cm) chunks.

Mix the apple chunks with the cinnamon and two tablespoons white sugar.

 

Caramel apple cheesecake cookie bars recipe with step by step picturess. Spoon the apple chunks evenly over the cream cheese mixture.

7. Spoon the apple chunks evenly over the cream cheese mixture.

 

Caramel apple cheesecake cookie bars recipe with step by step pictures. In a smaller bowl, combine the flour (1 cup - 140 grams), oats (1/2 cup - 60 grams), and brown sugar (1/2 cup - 100 grams) for crumb topping. Cube the butter (1/2 cup - 115 grams) and using a pastry blender (or a fork), create a crumbly mixture.

8. In a smaller bowl, combine the flour (1 cup – 140 grams), oats (1/2 cup – 60 grams), and brown sugar (1/2 cup – 100 grams) for crumb topping. Cube the butter (1/2 cup – 115 grams) and using a pastry blender (or a fork), create a crumbly mixture.

 

Caramel apple cheesecake cookie bars recipe with step by step pictures. Crumble over the cream cheese mixture.

9. Crumble over the cream cheese mixture.

 

Caramel apple cheesecake cookie bars recipe with step by step pictures. Bake 30 minutes, or until the filling is set. Reduce the temperature to 300 °F (150 °C) for the last 5 minutes.

10. Bake 30 minutes, or until the filling is set. Reduce the temperature to 300 °F (150 °C) for the last 5 minutes.

 

Caramel apple cheesecake cookie bars recipe with step by step pictures. Cut into bars (3 x 3 inches/7 x 7 cm).

11. Cut into bars (3 x 3 inches/7 x 7 cm).

 

Caramel apple cheesecake cookie bars recipe with step by step pictures. And drizzle with the caramel topping.

12. And drizzle with the caramel topping.

Enjoy!

I know you will.

Love,
Petra

(This recipe was adapted from allthingsmamma.com. It makes 12 bars. Store the dessert in the refrigerator.)

75 Responses to Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookie Bars

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    Wendy says:

    I grumbled when some of the ingredients put me over my grocery budget. I grumbled because I used every bowl in the house. I grumbled because I thought the effort was a lot of work . . . And THEN, I tasted . . . My, Oh, My! What a delight! Thank you so much!

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    Edna says:

    Wow, what triple delight in one bite, thanks.

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    Gray E. says:

    Petra,
    Trying this recipe right now! Crust is in the oven. I don’t use brown sugar (I use organic sugar instead, which has a different texture) and the crust and topping recipe turned out something more like cookie dough, so I ended up melting the butter and adding breadcrumbs for more of a crumbly texture. Hopefully it will work out for the topping as well!

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      Dayna says:

      Hi Gray,

      You know they make organic brown sugar right? If you have a Trader Joe’s in your area they sell it there.

      Cheers,
      Dayna

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    Cass says:

    In the ingredient list you have 1 cup of flour. When I was putting the ingredients together it didn’t seem like enough flour, I checked the original recipe and sure enough…it’s 2 cups of flour. It’s just come from the oven and it looks and smells divine can hardly wait for tomorrow’s dessert!

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