Wednesday, September 14

Because I'm Hungry

Last night while at my parents my mom had mentioned that my dad stopped at an apple orchard on the way home and it got me thinking about some of my favorite recipes revolving around apples. First in my head was this one from Paula Deen.
Super easy and seriously so delicious. So much so that it has become my go to dessert!


Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars with a Streusel Topping


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) 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
  • Streusel topping, recipe follows
  • 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 (1 stick) butter, softened
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar in an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Then add eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour over warm crust.
In a small bowl, stir together chopped apples, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle evenly with Streusel topping. Bake 30 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping.

{image and recipe found here}


  1. Oh. My. Goodness. This looks like heaven in bar form. This is bad, really bad. But so good.

  2. Hi Amanda! Thanks for stopping by Fashion Truffles!
    Your blog is fantastic too and I'm definitely going to try it out this recipe ;)

  3. I think we're going apple picking this weekend so I need to start compiling many many apple recipes. This one looks delish!

  4. WOW!! I'm drooling so much over here!! I love caramel apples and I love cheesecake! How brilliant to combine the two and top it off with a streusel topping!!

  5. Oh my word...this looks fabulous! We just picked up a few apples from a local apple farm this weekend {I'm still waiting for cooler weather to do a full apple picking outing} so I might have to try this asap!

    So cool that you went to OSU! I think a meet-up would be so much fun. Email me when you have time and let me know when you think you will be in town. xo

  6. Last October we went to an orchard and bought TONS of apples (unfortunately the pick-your-own didn't happen because of an early frost). I seriously made so many goodies with apples throughout the whole month of October and I didn't let a single one of them go to waste! These cheesecake bars look incredible to say the least.

  7. Oh good heavens. These look UH-Mazing!! I am just determined to make them now!

  8. That looks delicious!! Definitely going to make these! Amazeballs!