These apple cheesecake bars are delicious plain, or the way I like to eat them is with a tiny dollop of whipped cream on top!
Ingredients for Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Bars
2 ½ cup all-purpose flour (don't forget to measure the flour correctly)
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
¼ tsp salt1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
½ cup plus 2 Tablespoons Sugar In The Raw™ Organic White, divided
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp apple pie spice
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray 13x9 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, and salt. Using a fork or your fingers to cut in the softened butter until mixture is crumbly. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer, mix softened cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Mix in 1/2 cup Sugar In The Raw™ Organic White, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture over warm crust.
Ingredients for Crumble Topping:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
½ cup quick-minute oats
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
In a small bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, and quick-minute oats. Using a fork or your fingers to cut in the softened butter until the mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine chopped apples, remaining 2 Tablespoons Sugar In The Raw™ Organic White, ground cinnamon and apple pie spice. Spoon apple mixture over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle crumble topping over apple mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes or until cream cheese mixture is set. Let cool completely in baking pan before cutting into squares.
NOTES: Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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