Apple Cream Cheese Bar

Apple Cream Cheese Bar

Crust:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter

1 egg

1tsp vanilla

Filling:

1 (8oz.) package of cream cheese

1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2tsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups thinly sliced peeled baking apples

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

caramel or butterscotch topping (optional)

Apple Cream Cheese Bar
Apple Cream Cheese Bar

Cook Time

Prep time: 35 min
Cook time: 43 min
Ready in: 1 hour 18 min
Yields: 9 servings
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In mixing bowl,combine flour,brown sugar,butter,egg,and 1 tsp vanilla; beat at med speed until crumbly. Press crumb mixture into bottom and up sides of 8 or 9 inch square pan. Bake 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. remove from oven; cool.
  2. Increase oven temp to 450 degrees F. in another medium bowl, combine cream cheese and 1/4 cup of sugar; mix well. Mix in egg and 1/2tsp vanilla until well blended.
  3. In a seperate bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add remaining 1/3cup sugar,cinnamon,and nutmeg; mix lightly. Pour cream cheese mixture into crust; spoon apple mixture over cream cheese. Bake 10 mins. Reduce oven temp to 400 F; bake an additional 25 mins or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool. Cut into squares. Serve with warm ice cream topping, if desired. Store in fridge.
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