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Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars

Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars

Some desserts are just so sinfully delicious that you actually wanna slap shoot the person who came up with the recipe. This is one of those times. These caramel apple crisp cheesecake bars are sinfully delicious and addictive. Be warned: they have no mercy on your butt, hips, thighs and waist!

Only make these thing if  you are DEFINITELY  going to share them.  Or else you’ll be sneaking into the refrigerator at ungodly hours of the night and eating tiny little slices until before you know it, half the pan is gone! I speak from experience.

caramel apple crisp cheesecake bars recipe

These caramel apple crisp cheesecake bars are great for potlucks and special occasions. I usually bake up a pan for our family Thanksgiving dessert table and they’re always quick to go. Throw on a side of vanilla ice cream if you’re crazy. They are pretty sweet especially with the caramel drizzle, but I think the tartness of the granny smith apples and the crust balances everything out perfectly.

Now there are a few steps to this recipe since there are several layers but it’s extremely easy and so worth the prep.

Watch me make these caramel apple crisp cheesecake bars from start to finish!!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
  • Crust:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • Apples:
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Cheesecake Layer:
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Streusel Topping:
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • Caramel Topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly and well combined.
  4. Press crumb mixture evenly into a generously greased 9X13-inch baking pan.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Place diced apples into a bowl and toss it with the sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  7. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and sugar.
  8. Beat in the eggs until creamy and combined.
  9. Fold in vanilla extract.
  10. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust and top with the apples.
  11. Make the streusel topping mixture by combining all streusel ingredients until crumbly.
  12. Sprinkle the streusel mixture over the apples.
  13. Bake for 30-40 minutes until the cream cheese mixture is set. (insert a toothpick into the center to test for doneness)
  14. Remove from oven and let cool.
  15. Drizzle on the caramel topping.
  16. (These are ready to eat right out of the oven, but I prefer to refrigerate them for 3 hours to give the cream cheese layer a chance to set. I think it tastes much better cold.)


  1. Yes, every time I make these, due to this website. All I can say is Maaarvelos Daaaarlin! They love me more. One of my daughter’s friends ask that I make her a pan for her birthday. Did you catch that? Not a cake but a pan of these bars!

  2. The bomb the bomb the bomb!!! Monique amazing!!! Keep them coming.

  3. Not my fave. Too much happening and a bit of a tummy ache. Need to cleanse my palate with a juice now. The cheesecake bit was not that flavorful and the streusel bits tasted like I was eating sugar crunch. The crust was good, although it seemed undercooked. Love your recipes but this is definitely not my favorite.

  4. Made this last night for the fam and it is awesome, even though its layered it was super easy. thank u so much for the recipe

  5. Monique PLEASE PLEASE can you come up with a line of actual tangible cook books for us old fashion divas! Again thank you so much for all the time and love you’ve invested on this blog. Funny as it might be, l sometimes come on this website to destress just by looking at your banging recipes :-)

  6. OMG – I had these and just found this recipe and KNEW this was it! Yum. Thank you, and you should be ashamed of yourself coming up with something so ridiculously marvelous and fattening!

  7. This was sooooooo good!!!!

  8. they did not even last a day at my house they were so good

  9. I finally made this and brought it over to the other guys in the biker club. We all loved it!

  10. I have perfected making grandma Barb’s yeast rolls. They really smell up the house when I bake them. I make a honey butter to go with them.

    My family loves these rolls.

    Thank you soooo much!!!!!

    Phyllis S.

  11. this is one of the best recipe of dessert! Just made it and it’s delicious! I can’t wait to share it with friends… Don’t hesitate to make it, you won’t be disappointed.

  12. You may not be responsible for any weight gain from this recipe but from watching the video you should at least be fined or do some kind of community service. I can’t wait to try these.

  13. Do you have any recipe for a caramel topping that you can make yourself? I’m from Sweden and we just don’t have the same stuff that you do. Plus I think it would be fun as well. Please, please, please.

  14. Can you do this in a conventional oven? Our oven right now isnt working?

  15. I made these for Thanksgiving. Jesus take the wheel! They were gone in 6 minutes. Now I understand the disclaimer at the beginning of the video. Thanks Monique for sharing this. It made Thanksgiving a hit! P.S. I also made your grandma’s cream cheese pound cake. Let’s just say this recipe will be in my arsenal for years to come!

  16. Now this was amazing I made this yesterday for thanksgiving n wow!!!! Silly me left it at my parents house and I am craving it so badly (9 months pregnant) so I will be heading straight over there to get the rest!!! Thanks for this recipe it is perfection!!!

  17. This was literally gone in like less than 5 minutes. I took these to a baby shower…So sad I didn’t make 2 pans

  18. Sunday dessert was a hit thanks to these…SOOOO good! Thanks for sharing. The cookbook is great! So many recipes for a good price.

  19. These are soo good!! I’m enjoying them right now, AMAZING, fiance already went and got another piece!!

  20. Wow! There really aren’t words for how delicious these are! Thank you, thank you!!

  21. Will be making and eating the 1st one, because if i dont my brother is going to eat as many as he can

  22. That looks sooo good!!!!! dang, girl

  23. Will try these, thanks so much for the printable recipe option. I follow along to your videos while I cook and stop and pause…printable recipes are sooo much more convenient. Thanks again!

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