Streusel Cheesecake Bars


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of Kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 8-ounce blocks of cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of Kosher salt
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Caramel, for serving

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a 9×13″ baking pan with parchment paper.

Step 2: Make Crust: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.  Add butter and use your hands, or a pastry cutter, to cut the butter into the flour mixture until it is crumbly and moist.  Press into prepared pan and set aside.

Step 3: Make Filling: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition.  Mix in vanilla and salt.  Pour over the crust.

Step 4: In a small bowl, toss together apples, 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon.  Set aside.

Step 5: Make Streusel Topping: In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, sugar, flour, and oats, then cut in butter with a fork or pastry cutter.

Step 6: Scatter apples on top of the cheesecake mixture, then top with oat mixture.

Step 7: Bake until the cheesecake is only slightly jiggly in the center, about 55 minutes.  Let cool completely, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Step 8: Before serving, drizzle with caramel sauce and slice into squares.

Enjoy this wonderful dessert recipe from Delish!