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Apple Cheesecake Bar

Sunday dinner at our house is always a nice meal finished with a special dessert. Today I made a simple meal of baked ziti, green beans, and apple cheesecake bars to welcome in the new week.  The bars are so yummy that I thought you might like to have the recipe for the three layer bars.

Apple Cheesecake Bars

Apple cheesecake bars

Layer 1: Crust

  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour

Cream butter and sugar together. Blend in vanilla and flour. Spread in a prepared. 7 x 11 inch pan.

Apple cream cheese bars - layer 1

Layer 2: Filling

  • 8 oz low fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine cream cheese and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Spread over unbaked crust.

Apple cream cheese bars - layer 2

Layer 3: Topping

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 cups diced apples
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds

Toss apples in sugar and cinnamon. Arrange evenly over cream cheese. Sprinkle on almonds.

Apple cream cheese bars - layer 3

Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes.

Reduce heat to 400 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool.

Cut into bars or squares. Serve.

Apple cream cheese bars


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