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one apple crisp cheesecake bar on a square of wax paper, dripping with caramel sauce with two more bars in the background
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5 from 2 votes

Apple Cheesecake Bars

These Apple Cheesecake Bars are a delicious and easy treat that are going to become a family favorite. Buttery brown sugar crust, great apple cheesecake middle and delicious crumble topping!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked from scratch, fall dessert
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 415kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


Crust Layer

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 3/4 cup cold butter cut into cubes

Cheesecake Layer

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened (2 8 ounce pacakges)
  • 1/2 cup (pluse 2 tablespoons) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

Apple Layer

  • 3 medium apples peeled and diced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Crumb Topping

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup quick cook oats
  • 1/3 cup cold butter cut into cubes
  • caramel sauce for serving optional


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cookign spray and set aside.
  • In a food processor, combine 2 cups all purpose flour, brown sugar, and cold butter until you get a crumb like texture.
  • Press into the bottom of the 9 by 13 inch pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  • While the crust is baking, beat the cream cheese utnil light and fluffy. Add in 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time until just combined.
  • In a medium bowl combine the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir to combine.
  • In the food processor (no need to clean it first) combine 3/4 flour, brown sugar, oats, and 1/3 cup cold butter until just combined.
  • Carefully spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust, taking caution as the crust and baking dish will be very hot after 15 minutes in the oven. Next sprinkl the apple mixture on top. Finally sprinkle on the crumb topping.
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes uncovered or until the entire top is a nice golden brown. Remove from the oven, allow to cool compltely before slicing. Store in the refrigerator, covered. Enjoy with caramel sauce on top!


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg