Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

I really am loving this fall weather. I especially love all of the apple and pumpkin recipes. When I found this recipe I had to make it! First of all it had a creamy cheesecake apple center. I was sold on that just because of my obsession for cheesecake. Then a streusel topping that is drizzled with caramel. Double sold. 🙂

Caramel apple cheesecake bars stacked.There is nothing like biting into a crisp fall apple that has been dipped in caramel. This delicious caramel apple cheesecake dessert has all of the amazing flavors of fall combined into it. The best part is the caramel drizzled on top! Now drool. 🙂

Caramel apple cheesecake bar with a drizzle of caramel sauce.


Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 10 People

Delicious apple cheesecake streusel bars drizzled with caramel topping!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup caramel topping

Streusel topping:

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup butter softened


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 pan with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray. This makes removal of the bars easier.
  2. In a medium sized bowl combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Press into the bottom of your 9x13 pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, 1/2 sugar on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour over warm crust. In a small bowl combine apples, remaining 2 Tbs sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spoon evenly on top of the cheesecake layer.
  4. Combine brown sugar, flour, cooking oats and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle streusel topping over the apple layer.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes until filling is set. Allow to cool and drizzle with caramel topping.
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 631 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 184mg5%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 938IU19%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. This may be a silly question but can these be frozen too? I want to make them to try them and I’ll give some away but I don’t think I would eat them all before they go bad or soggy.

  2. I will be making these! yum! I just brought some granny smiths the other day to make a similar recipe like this by Paula Deen. Thanks, I’ll let you how they turn out.

  3. It tastes great, but total prep time is closer to 2 hours. Unless you have magical gnomes peeling, coring, and dicing your apples. Each STEP took probably 30 minutes. Great recipe though.

  4. Great recipe! Made it for many gatherings- everyone loves them! Prep time is definitely a bit longer- and at times I omit the caramel- still a hit!

  5. Made this recipie, was an absolute hit at home! Only difference was I added a bit of lemon zest to the apples, and a pinch of salt to the base!

  6. I made these and almost instantly regretted the decision. They were SO GOOD!!! I nearly fainted when I had my first bite. Luckily I had a few friends that knew I was going to make these and were waiting for me to deliver their little homemade gifts! Raves all around and now I keep getting requests for more goodies! Thanks so much for this site; I’ve made several items already and enjoy looking for my next adventure!

    One question for y’all out here: Has anyone made these with a graham cracker crust as opposed to the crust in the recipe? I just wondered how it turned out because I was considering maybe making a half batch with the graham cracker crust just to try it out.

  7. This recipe got “6 stars” from my husband. For all the desserts I have made over time – this is now his new and all-time favorite! It was a much longer prep time – for me almost 1 1/2 hours!! But so worth the time. I used parchment baking paper instead of aluminum foil but wonder if it is needed at all. Great recipe!!

  8. I just made this recipe tonight and it was very well received! Make sure you drain the apple, though, as it made the center very wet. I had to adjust my time 10 or so minutes, shaking the pan gently to check for doneness! It was extremely delicious! Thank you! 🙂

  9. Hi. Did you let these cool completely at room temperature, put in the refrigerator, or serve them slightly warm? Just asking, because I just made them and I feel like I should not try to do anything just yet because they are so hot. However, maybe I just need to wait until tomorrow or a few hours? I am not sure if they need to be served chilled or not. Thanks.

  10. Baked this bars this afternoon & it’s die for. Scrumptious , crunchy base & topping.I half the recipe using 8 x 8 inch square pan baked for 25 mins.Drizzle with my homemade salted caramel sauce. Thank you for the recipe.

  11. Do the left overs need to be refrigerated or can they stay out on a counter? i am thinking about making and shipping these to a friend.

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