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Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Bars

These Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Bars have a thick buttery crust, layered with cheesecake and topped with Granny Smith apples, sprinkled with a cinnamon crumble topping. Making these bars the perfect fall dessert! 

My favorite Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Bars filled with cheesecake and topped with an apple crumble topping. Recipe by deliciouslysprinkled.com

I have been welcoming fall with my arms wide open; I have already been scouting out the pumpkin patches, burning my favorite apple scented candles and sprinkling cinnamon on everything imaginable.

But if you’re not like me and you need something to get you in the mood for the crisp cool nights, pumpkin lattes and spiced cider, these delicious Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Bars will for sure get you in the fall spirit.

My favorite Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Bars filled with cheesecake and topped with an apple crumble topping. Recipe by deliciouslysprinkled.com

This cinnamon apple cheesecake bar recipe is super easy to make and they taste just like apple pie but without all the fuss.

There is nothing fancy about the ingredients, all you need is all-purpose flour (don’t forget to measure out the flour correctly, it really does make a difference!), light or dark brown sugar (I used light brown sugar because that is what I had in the pantry, but you can use dark brown sugar as well), salt, unsalted butter (make sure to take the butter out of the fridge at least an hour before your ready to make this recipe to make sure the butter is softened), and make sure the cream cheese is softened, too!

I also used my new favorite sugar, Sugar In The Raw Organic White (I love using natural ingredients as much as possible…and because I used natural sugar, it makes these bars healthier, right!?). You will also need two large eggs, vanilla extract. It’s important to use Granny Smith apples (the bright green ones) because when you bake them they don’t get mushy, they stay crisp and are not too sweet. Lastly, you will need some ground cinnamon, apple pie spice (you could use nutmeg too), and quick-minute oats (make sure you use quick-minute oats, not old fashion oats or the crumble topping with have a dry oatmeal taste..gross!) for the delicious crumble topping.

Bake the bars for 30 minutes or until the cream cheese mixture is set. Let them cool completely before cutting them into squares. I did place my bars in the refrigerator overnight until I cut and served them, but you don’t have to refrigerate them before serving.

My favorite Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Bars filled with cheesecake and topped with an apple crumble topping. Recipe by deliciouslysprinkled.com

These apple cheesecake bars are delicious plain, or the way I like to eat them is with a tiny dollop of whipped cream on top!

Let’s start baking…

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE THESE CINNAMON APPLE CHEESECAKE BARS:

My favorite Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Bars filled with cheesecake and topped with an apple crumble topping. Recipe by deliciouslysprinkled.com

Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Bars

Yield: 2 dozen bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

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Ingredients:

CINNAMON APPLE CHEESECAKE BARS:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Sugar In The Raw™ Organic White, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
CRUMBLE TOPPING:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup quick-minute oats
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

 

Directions:

PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray 13x9 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

MAKE CHEESECAKE BARS:

STEP 1: In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, and salt.

STEP 2: Using a fork or your fingers to cut in the softened butter until mixture is crumbly.

STEP 3: Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

STEP 4: In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer, mix softened cream cheese on medium speed until smooth.

STEP 5: Mix in 1/2 cup Sugar In The Raw™ Organic White, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth.

STEP 6: Pour cream cheese mixture over warm crust.

MAKE CRUMBLE TOPPING:

STEP 7: In a small bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, and quick-minute oats.

STEP 8: Using a fork or your fingers to cut in the softened butter until the mixture is crumbly. Set aside.

PREPARE APPLE MIXTURE:

STEP 9: In a small bowl, combine chopped apples, remaining 2 Tablespoons Sugar In The Raw™ Organic White, ground cinnamon and apple pie spice .

STEP 10: Spoon apple mixture over cream cheese mixture .

STEP 11: Sprinkle crumble topping over apple mixture .

STEP 12: Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cream cheese mixture is set. Let cool completely in baking pan before cutting into squares.

* Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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38 Responses to “Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Bars”

  1. Connie | URBAN BAKES — October 27, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    I love apples in the Fall so these make the perfect treat for this time of year!

  2. Sara @ Mom Endeavors — October 27, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Drooling! Those look SO good! Just pinned!

  3. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — October 27, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I am so ready for fall!  The weather today was finally fall like.  I can see soup and fresh bread on the horizon.  These apple cheesecake bars look heavenly!

  4. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — October 27, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    These cheesecake bars look heavenly and I need to make them soon.

  5. Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines — October 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I like the idea of this apple dessert being the appetizer to a good fall pumpkin fest meal. 🙂  Of course, I never need a reason to eat something with cheesecake in it.

  6. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — October 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Cinnamon and apples DO get me in the mood for Fall. Thank you! 

  7. Laura — October 20, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    My boyfriend and I loved these.  Great Recipe! 

  8. Emily — October 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Do you store these in the fridge since they have the cream Cheese I’m assuming?

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — October 17th, 2014 @ 12:22 pm

      Yes, place these bars in the fridge before serving or if you have any leftovers! 🙂

  9. Melissa — October 11, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Question–sliced/chopped/cored apples…but leave the peel on?  Just checking…

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — October 13th, 2014 @ 9:30 am

      I left the peel but you can most certainly remove the peel from the apples! 🙂

  10. Erin — October 10, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Jenn, thank you!!! My eyes lit up when I read cardamom!!! Such a wonderful spice often over looked, love it thank you again! Making these on Sunday 🙂

  11. Erin — October 8, 2014 at 10:54 am

    cant wait to make these. Question what is in Apple pie spice? I’m guessing cinnamon and nutmeg, which I have but I have only been able to find pumpkin pie spice! 🙂 thanks

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — October 8th, 2014 @ 11:16 am

      Hi Erin, to make your own apple pie spice…you will need 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon ground cardamom! Enjoy 🙂

  12. Nancypants — October 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I just made these today and they are awesome! Just the right amount of sweetness. I can’t wait to make these again soon!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — October 5th, 2014 @ 6:31 pm

      I’m so glad you liked them! 🙂

  13. Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — September 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    My whole family would love these…would it be weird if I hid them all for myself though?

  14. Angie | Big Bear's Wife — September 10, 2014 at 10:14 am

    My brother will love these! I’m making some for his now!

  15. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — September 10, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Pinning- definitely making these!

  16. Meseidy — September 9, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    What a great sweet treat!

  17. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — September 9, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    This time of year always ha me craving apples! 

    Is that a new logo? I like it! 

  18. Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos — September 9, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    These look fantastic and perfect for fall!

  19. Samantha — September 9, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I’m loving your new site design! It is truly gorgeous. I love Lindsay and all of her work. I especially like what she did with your step by step photos. What a great great idea. As for these cheesecake bars…gimmie! 

  20. Kim Beaulieu — September 8, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    I hear things like this travel well. So someone could send someone some if that someone wanted to send some to someone special. *cough* me *cough*

  21. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — September 8, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    THis looks perfect for fall! I adore it!

  22. valmg @ From Val's Kitchen — September 8, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I may have just almost licked my monitor when I saw these. They look amazing!

  23. Amanda @The Kitcheneer — September 8, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    These bars are calling to me! I must make these to bring to upcoming fall festivities! 

  24. Kim - Liv Life — September 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Cinnamon and apple and cheesecake?? oh my heavens yes!!! A combo made in heaven!!

  25. Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — September 8, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I reeeeeally want one of these! Or twoi 😉

  26. Trish - Mom On Timeout — September 8, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I’m loving everything about these bars Jenn! They look fantastic! Pinned!

  27. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — September 8, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I’m in denial about fall being here right now but these bars make me wanna embrace it!! LOL

  28. Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — September 8, 2014 at 11:09 am

    That topping looks amazing, almost like an apple crisp on cheesecake!

  29. Laura @PetiteAllergyTreats — September 8, 2014 at 11:01 am

    These look perfect for apple season!  Love how easy you make it look!

  30. Heather // girlichef — September 8, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Yes. On so many levels, YES! Bring on Fall, apples, cinnamon, and everything else that comes with it. Pinned!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — September 8th, 2014 @ 10:20 am

      Thanks for the pin, Heather! 🙂

  31. Rebecca {foodie with family} — September 8, 2014 at 9:05 am

    My WORD those sound amazing! Yum! This is FALL!

  32. Michele @ Two Raspberries — September 8, 2014 at 7:29 am

    this looks absolutely amazing! the crumble topping itself looks yummy enough itself, but on top apples = winner! 😉 pinned! 

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — September 8th, 2014 @ 10:21 am

      Thanks so much for pinning, Michele! 🙂

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