Caramel-Apple Cheesecake BarsThese pecan-topped bars are yummy any time of year, but theyre especially good during cooler…
Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Bars
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
In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, pecans, butter and brown sugar.
Press onto the bottom of a well-greased 13-in.
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.
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.