Apple Cheesecake Bars

white plate with square dessert with apples and cream cheese
Yields9 Servings
Ingredients | Crust:
 ½ cup butter, softened
 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
 ¼ cup brown sugar
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  cup oats
Ingredients | Cheesecake Layer:
 ¾ cup powdered sugar
 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
 1 tsp vanilla extract
Ingredients | Apple Layer:
 3 apples (peeled, cored, & chopped)
 1 tbsp granulated sugar
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  tsp nutmeg
Ingredients | Topping:
 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
 ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
 ½ cup oats
 ½ cup brown sugar
Directions | Crust:
1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

2

In a food processor or the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, place butter, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and oats. Pulse or mix until dough forms.

3

Press dough into bottom of 9x9-inch square baking pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.

4

Remove from oven and set aside.

Directions | Cheesecake Layer:
5

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat powdered sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla until well combined.

6

Spread evenly over slightly cooled crust.

Directions | Apple Layer:
7

In a large bowl, mix together apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined.

8

Spread apples over cream cheese.

Directions | Topping:
9

Combine flour, oats, and brown sugar in a large bowl. With a pastry knife or fork, cut in butter until coarse crumbs form.

10

Sprinkle topping over apple layer.

11

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until top is golden and center is set. Remove from oven and cool before slicing. Store in refrigerator.

Ingredients

Ingredients | Crust:
 ½ cup butter, softened
 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
 ¼ cup brown sugar
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  cup oats
Ingredients | Cheesecake Layer:
 ¾ cup powdered sugar
 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
 1 tsp vanilla extract
Ingredients | Apple Layer:
 3 apples (peeled, cored, & chopped)
 1 tbsp granulated sugar
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  tsp nutmeg
Ingredients | Topping:
 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
 ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
 ½ cup oats
 ½ cup brown sugar

Directions

Directions | Crust:
1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

2

In a food processor or the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, place butter, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and oats. Pulse or mix until dough forms.

3

Press dough into bottom of 9x9-inch square baking pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.

4

Remove from oven and set aside.

Directions | Cheesecake Layer:
5

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat powdered sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla until well combined.

6

Spread evenly over slightly cooled crust.

Directions | Apple Layer:
7

In a large bowl, mix together apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined.

8

Spread apples over cream cheese.

Directions | Topping:
9

Combine flour, oats, and brown sugar in a large bowl. With a pastry knife or fork, cut in butter until coarse crumbs form.

10

Sprinkle topping over apple layer.

11

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until top is golden and center is set. Remove from oven and cool before slicing. Store in refrigerator.

Apple Cheesecake Bars