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Apple of My Pie Cheesecake Bars Recipe

These simple Apple of My Pie Cheesecake Bars will fool everyone into thinking you baked an apple pie AND a cheesecake!
Momma Told Me: Who wants to bake in this heat?

Fall is here, and I know I'm supposed to be sentimental about warm cups of cider and freshly baked apple pie; but, living in Southern California, Fall is almost an extension of our Summer. This year we've also been waiting out an incredibly long drought, so the odds I'll see  good downpour, let alone chilly morning are looking quite dim. And, let's face it, who really wants to crank up the oven when the evening temperatures are barely dipping below 80? So I set out to fix this, combining my favorite chilled dessert cheesecake, with a classic Fall favorite; apple pie.
These simple Apple of My Pie Cheesecake Bars will fool everyone into thinking you baked an apple pie AND a cheesecake!
Cheesecake bars have been around forever, and make the perfect compromise to those who lack the kitchen skills, or patience for a 'from scratch' cheesecake experience. You still have to wait out the 'chill down' period in the fridge, but the baking and nail-biting is significantly reduced- and you can have a 'slice' whenever you want! While you could do this from scratch with your own rolled oats- I prefer the bagged cookie mix version. If ever there was a time of year where saving time int he kitchen was essential, this is it. So go ahead, whip up a pan of these indulgent, yet comforting, cheesecake bars today and let me know what you think!

I brought a tray of these to our (bowling) league Thursday and they disappeared before anyone could grab seconds. I dare your holiday guests to resist this dangerous combination of comfort foods! What 2 favorite desserts would you love to see combined?

What Daughter Says: I'll still be topping these with ice cream- it's much too hot for warm desserts here!


These simple Apple of My Pie Cheesecake Bars will fool everyone into thinking you baked an apple pie AND a cheesecake!
Apple of My Pie Cheesecake Bars
**Click for printable Apple Cheesecake Bars recipe

Ingredients:

1 Package (1lb 1.5oz) Oatmeal Cookie Mix
1/2 C Firm Butter
16 OZ Cream Cheese, Softened
1/4 C Granulated Sugar
1/4 C Golden Brown Sugar
2 TBS All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 TSP Vanill Extract
1 Large Egg
1 Can (21OZ) Apple Pie Filling
1/2 TSP Ground Cinnamon
1/3 TSP Nutmeg
1/4 C Chopped Walnuts

 
Directions:
Preheat Oven to 350F

1.  Prepare bottoms and sides of 13x9 cooking pan with spray.

2. Cut butter into cookie mix in a large bowl. Combine with a fork until mixture is dry and crumbly. Set aside 1 1/2 C of cookie mixture. Press remaining mixture into bottom of pan. Bake 10 MINS.

3. In a large bowl beat cream cheese, sugars, flour, vanilla and egg with mixer, on medium, until even.

4. Spread cream cheese mixture on top of partially baked crust. In a medium bowl combine pie filling, cinnamon, and nutmeg. (You may desire to chop pie filling further.) Pour evenly over cream cheese layer. Sprinkler remaining dry mixture over and top with walnuts.

5. Bake at 350F for 35-40 MINS, or until crust is light golden brown. Cool 30 MINS and refrigerate to chill about 3-4 hours.

13 comments:

  1. Those look FANTASTIC. Yum.

    I will say one dessert I would NOT want to combine is a "tiramisu cheesecake" - I had it at Cheesecake Factory once and it was just kinda blah. But pie + cheesecake sounds great.

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  2. They look yummy. I've got some fresh picked apples I need to do something with pretty soon.

    I rather thing cheesecake ice cream would be mighty tasty

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  3. These look amazing! I love cheesecake!

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  4. Cheesecake...you have my weakness! So good!

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  5. I love cheesecake. It's high in protein, right???

    Since it's fall, 2 flavors I'd like to see combined would be pumpkin pie and apple crisp.

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  6. Cheesecake is really delicious but i love chocolate cake more :)

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  7. This recipe looks amazing! I can't wait to try it, especially with apples that are in season here.

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  8. Oooh, I'm with Melandria. Chocolate cake is wonderful too.

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  9. Being able to enjoy a cheesecake in form of a bar and pairing it with apple is genius.

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  10. I love cheesecake and sometimes enjoy a good apple pie. This is a perfect marriage!

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  11. My husband would love this! What a creative recipe!

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  12. This looks super yummy! Count me in!

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  13. This looks amazing! OMG! Love apple anything.

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