Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars…. YUM!

11 Apr

I love these! Again you know I love easy easy easy. I first saw this made on the Paula Deen Show on the Food Network. I immediately ran to the supermarket and got the ingredients and made them, they just looked so good! …And they are.  Because this recipe has a pre-baked shortbread crust, while that it is baking in the oven you can mix everything else up, so there is no wasted time. These are quick, and with a few simple ingredients you make A LOT. I brought  about 8 bars to work ( those lasted maybe half hour after word got around). My sweetie took home a whole container and I still have some left for me! This is a great bake sale item as well

Suggestions from the Baked Scientist:

1. Feel free to add different types of fruit:  dried fruit, and even nuts will work very well with the apples. I made with dried cranberries once.

2. Measure your nutmeg carefully: If you measure incorrectly it can overpower the apples. I am not a huge nutmeg fan if you are not, you can  omit. The cinnamon is more than enough.

3. Grease the pan before you put in shortbread layer. I had a problem the first time getting my bars out of the pan.

4. Not too sweet: I like that these are not too sweet, and you can omit the caramel sauce or have it on the side for your guests.

5. Great for a party or get together, bake sale, where people might have to move around. The shortbread crust holds up well and is a great vehicle for the cheesecake layer.

6. EXPERIMENT… if you like your cheesecake a certain way stick with it  then just drizzle that on top of shortbread layer  instead!

Click here for recipe

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One Response to “Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars…. YUM!”

  1. TheBakedScientist April 11, 2012 at 10:38 AM #

    Man I sure need to work on my Photography… the cell phone pics are not doing it !

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