Brace yourself; this Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bar is so delicious it will knock you out of this world! Just make sure to grab yourself a piece early, because once your friends and family taste them, they’ll be gone in a flash!
Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars Recipe
Ingredients you will need:
- 1 (1 lb 1.5 oz) package oatmeal cookie mix
- 3 Granny Smith or Gala apples
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans of walnuts
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, pour 1 package oatmeal cookie mix. Add 1/2 cup butter.
Combine butter with cookie mix. Try using the Rada Food Chopper, a useful tool that makes this an easy task.
Set aside half of the crumb and butter mixture for later.
Place the other half in a 9 x 13″ pan. With most pans you should line with foil and grease lightly. With the Rada Rectangular Baker, no foil or grease is necessary. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
While the mixture is baking, combine 2 packages cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Beat until smooth.
Core and slice 3 apples. Try using the Rada Vegetable Peeler to peel and the Heavy Duty Paring Knife to slice.
With a large knife, finely chop the apples. The Rada French Chef Knife is ideal for this. In a bowl, combine apples, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Mix well.
When cookie mixture is done baking, remove from oven and spread cream cheese mixture evenly across the top.
Sprinkle cream cheese mixture with apple mixture.
Chop 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts.
Add remaining cookie mixture to top. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts. Drizzle with caramel ice cream topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until topping has set.
Serve and enjoy!
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Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars Video Recipe
Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars Video Transcript
Hi, welcome to Rada’s kitchen! My name’s Kristy, and today I’m sharing a recipe out of our Apples cookbook. I just went and picked these apples fresh off my apple tree. I’m making a dessert called Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars. You’ll need 3 to 4 Granny Smith or wealthy apples and a 9” x 13” pan.
I’m using the Rada 9” x 13” Rectangular Baker. If you have a different kind of baking pan you’ll want to line it with foil and grease the foil. I’m not going to have to do this with the wonderful Rada stoneware.
In a large bowl we’re going to take this oatmeal cookie mix, a pound and 5 ounce package, and pour it in. I’m going to take a half cup of butter and put that in. Then with a pastry blender or this Rada Food Chopper or two knives we’re just going to cut that butter into that cookie mix until it gets crumbly. Then you’re going to reserve a cup and a half of that mixture.
Now what we’re going to do is press the rest of this into the bottom of the pan. Now we’re going to bake it in a 350 oven for 10 minutes.
While our crust is baking in the oven we’re going to prepare our cheesecake mixture. That consists of 2 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, a half a cup of sugar, and 2 eggs. Then a teaspoon of vanilla. We’re going to beat together until creamy.
Now we’re going to peel, core, and finely chop the apples. 3 to 4, depends on their size, I’ll probably just use 3. This Rada Vegetable Peeler makes peeling them super simple. Now I’m using the Heavy Duty Paring Knife. This is my apple coring and slicing knife. It’s just the right length and has that nice pointed tip and it’s very sharp. This is a great time to do fundraisers for schools, clubs, and churches, and what a great time to offer these as a fundraiser to supporters. They could really use these products in their kitchen. Now we’re going to finely chop these with the French Chef Knife.
Now while our cookie crust is still warm we’re going to spread our creamcheese mixture over that. To our apples we’re going to add 2 tablespoons sugar, half a teaspoon cinnamon, and a fourth teaspoon of nutmeg. Over the apples we’re going to put our remaining cookie mixture that we used for the crust. This is the same food chopper I used as a pastry blender, so it has multiple uses.
We’ll just sprinkle these on top. If you prefer walnuts, that’s fine, too. We’re going to put this in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until the filling is set.
You can find more delicious recipes like this Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars in our cookbook titled 101 Recipes with Apples.
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