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Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

These Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars are a hit any time of the year!

Whether you're looking for something to bring to a potluck, serve to your friends and family or just want a delicious dessert these salted caramel apple cheesecake bars are bound to be a hit. All the goodness of cheesecake but easier to serve because it's a cheesecake bar combined with a sweet and slightly salty taste and it's pure heaven.salted caramel apple cheesecake bars

Caramel apple cheesecake bars are a hit at parties

I adore and I do mean adore apple pie and cheesecake so naturally, I had to combine them. Then I thought better yet caramel sauce because you know caramel apple pie is so yummy but cheesecake. You kind of get the idea of how my mind works and why I had to make this salted caramel apple cheesecake bar recipe. It satisfies my love for apple pie, caramel and cheesecake, some sweet some salty all in one recipe, what could be better?salted caramel apple cheesecake barsI also love that these salted caramel apple cheesecake bars can be perfect for the holiday season, you could even add some cranberries on top but it's also yummy all year long.

Now let's get on to this scrumptious salted caramel apple cheesecake bars recipe, shall we?

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Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Salted caramel apple cheesecake bars are a little piece of heaven. A little sweet a little salty all delicious. Perfect for any occasion.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


For the crust:

  • 2 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup granulated sugar

For the cheesecake layer:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten

For the spiced apples:

  • 2 large granny smith apples peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the streusel topping:

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter cubed
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup salted caramel sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13-baking pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar with a rubber spatula, then press mixture into the bottom of the pan until tight and compact.
  3. Pre-bake the crust for 8 minutes.
  4. While the crust is baking make the cheesecake layer: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla on medium speed until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the eggs and beat on low speed until just combined. Spread over the slightly cooled crust.
  6. In another medium-sized bowl, combine the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss until all the apple pieces are evenly coated, then spread over the cheesecake mixture.

For the streusel topping

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or handheld mixer, beat the flour, sugars, cubed butter, and cinnamon together until you have a crumbly mixture, about 2-3 minutes. Distribute streusel evenly over apples.
  2. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until filling is set. Drizzle with salted caramel sauce and let cool in pan on a wire rack for 1 hour. Then transfer pan to the fridge and cool for at least 3 hours. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 square

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 549Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 2gSugar: 42gProtein: 6g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

Can you freeze the salted caramel apple cheesecake bars?

You bet you can but use the gentle cycle on a foodsaver or put in an airtight container. I would freeze it without the salted caramel, add it when you defrost and are ready to serve. Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake BarsIt's almost like these salted caramel apple cheesecake bars are a comfort food. There was a lot of oohing and ahhing and then silence followed by a few sighs of satisfaction when my family first tried them.salted caramel apple cheesecake barsIt's great as mentioned to bring to a potluck because you can bring it in the pan as is, or have it cut but ready in the pan and people can take a bar or two or three when they're ready.

salted caramel apple cheesecake barsI love that they are so full of flavour, a bit rich but not too sweet since you know salted caramel and all, one of my most favourite things ever. I'll warn you though these salted caramel apple cheesecake bars do not last. A pan like this one is gone in my house of 3 people in 48 hours. Bring it to a gathering and we don't get to bring leftovers home ever.

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salted caramel apple cheesecake barsSo who is ready to try these delicious salted caramel apple cheesecake bars? GO GO GO and just a tip, eat a bar or two before sharing because you might end up not getting any if you don't!

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By on December 20th, 2017

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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139 thoughts on “Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe”

  1. This looks delicious, you had me at caramel. I can't wait to try these, they sound scrumptious. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This sounds like an awesome dessert. I love the apple and caramel together. My family will love this. Thank you for sharing

  3. This is one of those dessert that I call a mouth dessert. I know sounds strange but when your forks sinks into and heads to your mouth. The first thing you taste is the crust but then it is the cheesecake with a taste of apple, with touches of caramel sauce. It taste so good............................ will the next bite taste a good.........

  4. I love any dessert with apple, and I am obsessed with salted caramel. I can't imagine how yummy this is with cheese cake. I am totally going to make this for my 4th of July party. It's better than bringing a traditional apple pie.

  5. OK whats not to love in this? I mean it has it ALL> Salted Caramel check cheesecake check. This looks outrageously delicious. I need some now!

  6. My niece is coming to visit and wants a caramel apple cheesecake. This sounds tastier and way easier than the recipe I was going to make.

  7. Your Salted Carmel Apple Cheese cake is so Delicious Looking and sounds Delicious Too.. Apples and Carmel go perfectly together. Mixed with cheese cake. OOH lala! . Thank You so much for sharing this awesome Dessert...

  8. wow sound like something my Niece would love she is the cheese cake fan in the family .I'm more of a coffee Cake person.

  9. This looks amazing!! Now I'm having a new pregnancy craving! lol This warm with some vanilla ice cream would be amazing!

  10. Thank You for this recipe. Anything with caramel is great. We go apple picking in the fall so I always have apples in the freezer I will have to try this one. YUM

  11. Ok so this has got to be one of the most beautiful things to ever exist lol I'm moving and can't utilize my kitchen right now but I just now took screenshots of the entire recipe because this is the first thing I'm going to make when I get into my new apartment in the beginning of February my husband thinks this is phenomenal too I have to have these they look so divine so perfect I feel like I want to pair it with ice cream and top it with whip cream this would be so amazing to have also another version what about peach and blueberries oh my gosh that would be so good and maybe strawberry topping but I love Caramel so much I'd still even use Caramel topping with peach and blueberries

  12. These sound amazing. I am going to make some for my daughter because she loves apple-anything and, you had me at caramel!

  13. OK you said he magical words salted caramel and cheesecake. Can it get any better? I would be afraid of making this and keep 'trying'a bit here and there until it was all gone. It looks wonderful.

  14. This has like three of my fav desserts rolled into one. I love the cheesecake without having to make a fussy cake - this is perfect, and I'd love to try it.

  15. Holy Moly!!! These look DELICIOUS!!! I can’t wait to try this recipe out, hope they’re as good as yours look to be!!! All my favorites mixed into one dessert!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  16. It looks so yummy Salted Caramel has became one of my new favorite flavors. The Salted Caramel seems to just make everything taste so much better

  17. I am always looking for new recipes and this one looks delicious. After reading the ingredients i have everything on hand except the granny smith apples. Since I retired I love to cook and enjoy trying new recipes.

  18. This sounds absolutely amazing!! This dessert literally combines 3 of the most delicious desserts in one, I am drooling just thinking about it lol! I can't wait to make some. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  19. I can’t wait to make this for my family! They absolutely love any dessert made with caramel, apples, and crumb topping.

  20. This looks so yummy! I am going to have to make these for a little game night with some friends we have coming up!

  21. They look so delicious I have been looking for a good apple crumb cake recipe I had some a couple months ago and it was delicious. I just cant recreate it 🙂

  22. My spouse would looooove Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars. All his favorites into; I will need to try it this weekend.

  23. So, just as I am determined to cut down on the sugar in my diet you have to give us a nummy sweet recipe - oh well, tomorrow is another day!

  24. I am a big fan of salter caramel and cheesecake, so I know I will be making this recipe. I am glad it makes a 9 x 13 pan so I can shared with my family. I have saved this recipe. Thanks

  25. This would be a wonderful desert to make this year! I love the sight and can only imagine the smell of it cooking. This is a recipe I could use for guests too!

  26. We love cheese cake. This sounds like something we would love. When I go to the store I am getting the things I need to make this so we can try is soon.

  27. OMG, I think I put on 5 pounds just looking at these scrumptious desserts! Definitely gonna have to make each of these very soon.

  28. Holy cannoli this recipe looks amazing! I have some extra Granny Smith apples lying around and I've been looking for the perfect dessert recipe to use them with. This recipe is exactly what I've been looking for! I can't wait to try this. Thank you so much for sharing! YUM!

  29. This looks delicious. I love cheesecake and apples and caramel are favorites. This looks relatively easy and delicious. I saved it on Pinterest. When there, I found such a wide variety of caramel apple cheesecake recipes I'd like to try. Now all I need is an excuse and hopefully others to share it with. The No Bake Samoa Cheesecake recipe sounds good, too.

  30. These just look delish! I love the flavor of salted caramel and I bet it's great combined with the flavor of apples and cheesecake--apple desserts are sometimes so nice...just a little more savory and great for many holidays!

  31. These are so impressive! Great pics and easy-to-understand directions. My family would love it if I made these for them. And great idea to bring them to a potluck!

  32. I HAD to pin the Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe! Even the name makes me hungry & gives me comfort! There is no way that I would add cranberries to this recipe! I wouldn’t want the cranberries or anything else to take or cover up the original natural flavor of this delicious recipe. This is going to be one of the first recipes that I am going to make in the New Year!! TY

  33. Ooooo Thank ya for the recipe. I was trying to think of a refreshing desert (like different than pumpkin and pecan pie) to take to moms and this will send them over the top! These peoples loves them some CHEESE CAKE

  34. This recipe looks and sounds so delicious. It would be such a perfect dessert for my family. I know they would all just love it.

  35. I didn't think I would like salted caramel until our neighbor gifted us with some. It's delicious. I think this recipe would be, too. Thanks for sharing!

  36. This sounds like a great recipe for me to make for the Thanksgiving Holiday. My family loves apple bars and they love cheesecake so to put the two together what a great idea. Salted caramel just that extra bit of flavor.

  37. salted caramel is really the rage now because it's so darn fantastic, it looks like this recipe is no exception, Apples + Cheese Cake + salted caramel--what's not to Love!


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