Thursday, October 20, 2011

Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars

 These sweet and savory desserts are the perfect combination of cheesecake and apple crisp! No more trying to decide which desert to try…here you have two in one! Thank you Jo for letting us and at least 40 of our friends come pick apples at your beautiful place! You are the sweetest most generous gal I know! This was dessert #1 from the apple picking!

2 cups flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup frozen butter

3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temp
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs, room temp
2 tsp vanilla extract

4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped
3 Tbl sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg

Crisp Topping
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup quick cooking oats
½ cup butter, room temp
1 tsp cinnamon

Heat Oven to 350. Spray a 9X13 pan with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix flour and powdered sugar. Grate (just like you would shred cheese) frozen butter and mix it in with the flour mixture, with your fingers, until well combined (Or you can add all 3 ingredients to a food processor and mix well). Press into the bottom of the pan and bake for 15 minutes.

In a large bowl, cream the cream cheese for about 1 minute then add the sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add eggs one at a time mixing well between each add. Pour over the crust.

In another bowl, add chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spoon over cheesecake mixture.

Crisp Topping
I just use the empty apple bowl and add all the crisp ingredients and combine with a fork or my fingers. Sprinkle over the apples.

Bake 40-45 minutes. Refrigerate until completely cool.



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