Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars

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Indulge in the delightful harmony of flavors and textures with these Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars, a perfect treat for any dessert lover. This recipe artfully combines the comforting warmth of apple crisp with the creamy indulgence of cheesecake, nestled on a crunchy graham and oat crust. The preparation starts with blending graham cracker crumbs and rolled oats with melted butter and brown sugar, creating a base that is both crumbly and rich. This crust forms the foundation for the creamy cheesecake layer, a smooth blend of softened cream cheese, sugars, and spices like ginger and cinnamon, offering a subtle warmth that complements the sweetness.

As you layer thinly sliced apples over the cheesecake, their tartness and natural juiciness add a fresh contrast to the creamy layer beneath. The apple crisp topping, a mix of flour, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon, brings a rustic and homely feel to the bars, finished off with a touch of coconut oil for extra richness. After baking, these bars transform into a multi-layered dessert, each bite a journey through the soft cheesecake, the tender spiced apples, and the crumbly, buttery base.

Refrigerated overnight to set, these bars slice neatly, revealing the beautiful layers. A final drizzle of caramel topping before serving adds a luscious finish, making these bars not just a dessert, but a celebration of flavors. Perfect for autumn gatherings, holidays, or as a decadent treat, these Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars Recipe


Graham/Oats Crust:

  • Brown Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs – 1 cup
  • Rolled Oats – 3/4 cup
  • Melted Butter – 1/2 cup (plus extra for greasing)

Cheesecake Layer:

  • Softened Cream Cheese – 16 oz (two 8 oz packages)
  • Cornstarch – 2 tbsp
  • Brown Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • White Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Ground Ginger – 1/2 tsp
  • Vanilla Extract – 2 tsp
  • Ground Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp

Apple Crisp Topping:

  • All-Purpose Flour – 1/4 cup
  • Rolled Oats – 1/4 cup
  • Brown Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Ground Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Apples – 2 medium to large, peeled and thinly sliced

Caramel Topping


  1. Start by heating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with butter.
  2. In a bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, rolled oats, melted butter, and brown sugar. Press this mixture firmly into the bottom of your pan and bake for 5 minutes. Let it cool afterward.
  3. In an electric mixer, blend together the cream cheese, both sugars, cinnamon, ginger, cornstarch, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Spread this creamy mixture over your prepared crust.
  5. Arrange the apple slices neatly over the cream cheese layer.
  6. For the topping, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and coconut oil. Sprinkle this mixture over the layer of apples.
  7. Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes.
  8. After baking, allow the dessert to cool for 15 minutes, then place it in the refrigerator overnight to set.
  9. When ready to serve, cut into bars and drizzle with your favorite caramel topping.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 55 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Servings: 20-24 bars

These Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars offer a delightful blend of creamy, crunchy, and fruity flavors, perfect for a cozy dessert or a special gathering. Enjoy!


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