Easy caramel cheesecake bars are topped with apple slices and a final layer of Marzetti® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip after the bake.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
37 mins
total:
57 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Crust Ingredients:

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 baking pan.

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  • For the crust, combine all crust ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine until crumbly and butter pieces are no longer visible. Press the mixture on bottom of prepared pan.

  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • For the filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese until light and creamy.

  • Add Marzetti Old Fashioned Caramel Dip and mix until smooth. On low speed, mix in flour; add egg and vanilla and mix just until blended. Pour cream cheese mixture over baked crust. Arrange apple slices and press them into top of cream cheese layer.

  • Bake 20-25 minutes. Allow bars to cool to room temperature.

  • Cover and chill until firm. Before serving, spread Marzetti Old Fashioned Caramel Dip over top of bars.

  • Cut and serve. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 18.4g; fat 12.8g; cholesterol 40.1mg; sodium 85mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2012
Really nice & rich! Definitely use Granny Smith apples as they are so nice and tart. I only made one change and that was adding an 1/8 cup brown sugar to the cream cheese mix. For me it just seemed like it needed a tad more sweetness & that did the trick. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2012
Really nice & rich! Definitely use Granny Smith apples as they are so nice and tart. I only made one change and that was adding an 1/8 cup brown sugar to the cream cheese mix. For me it just seemed like it needed a tad more sweetness & that did the trick. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2014
Mmmmmmmm!!! DELISH! I brought these to a dinner I was invited to and everyone raved about them! They disappeared in no time! Very easy to make too! I made them as written except I sliced my apples a little bit too thin. They shrunk while baking and were paper-thin. I should have followed the 1/4 inch suggestion however I was afraid they wouldn't cook through. The thin apples made the bars harder to cut because the apples had a tendency to slide off the bars. I also found it less messy to cut the bars first then spread the caramel on each one. These aren't too sweet just how I like my dessert. I sprinkled these with some coarse sea salt to kick them up a notch. Very impressive dessert! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2015
Very tasty. Just like the other review I strongly suggest cutting the apples as indicated in the recipe. It was a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2017
The Apple Caramel Cheesecake bars were easy to make and the bars came out creamy and rich! I would recommend that they are made about 3 hours before your dinner with at least an hour and a half in the refrigerator before serving. They cut well when they are very cold. These bars are good as a Fall dessert or anytime! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2016
So good! These bars were delicious. I used 3 apples instead of 2 and instead of the caramel dip I made my own caramel sauce using kraft caramels and evaporated milk (it's what i had on hand). I did not mix any into the cream cheese but just placed it on top of the apples after baking. The crust is rather large compared to the amount of cheesecake so I would definitely double the cheesecake part next time. Read More