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Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Bars

Caramel-Apple Cheesecake BarsThese pecan-topped bars are yummy any time of year, but they’re especially good during cooler…

Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Bars

Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1/2 cup butter, melted 3 tablespoons brown sugar APPLE LAYER: 4 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar CREAM CHEESE LAYER: 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs, lightly beaten CARAMEL LAYER: 1 package (14 ounces) caramels 1/3 cup 2% milk TOPPING: 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 5 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, pecans, butter and brown sugar.

Press onto the bottom of a well-greased 13-in.

x 9-in.

baking pan.

Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack.

In a small bowl, combine the apples, flour and sugar; spoon over crust.

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In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.

Beat in sour cream and vanilla.

Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.

Pour over apples.

In a small saucepan, combine caramels and milk.

Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth; pour over cream cheese layer.

In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over caramel.

Bake at 350° until center is almost set, 35-40 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts 1 each:

  • 303 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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