Apple Cheesecake Bars

Apple Cheesecake Bars
Staff Writer
Apple Cheesecake Bars

Cosmo's Creations

Apple Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake is good. Apple crisp is good. Together they’re really good. And if you make them with Cosmos Creations, you’ve got yourself a crowd-pleasing dessert!

12
Servings
860
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 Cups Cinnamon Crunch Cosmos Creations
  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 Cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 3/4 Cups Butter, Melted
  • 2 eight ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened

Directions

Preheat your 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.


In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, pour the 8 cups of Cinnamon Crunch Cosmos in. Process until ground fine.


Pour grounds into a medium sized bowl, reserving 1 cup out for later use. Mix in the melted butter until mixture is crumbly. Press into the bottom of the greased baking dish. Bake for 8 minutes.


While the crust is baking, begin preparing your cheesecake filling. In a standing mixer fitted with the whisking attachment, beat cream cheese, eggs, sour cream, sugar and vanilla, scraping the sides with a rubber spatula when needed.


Using just over half of the remaining ground Cinnamon Cosmos, sprinkle over the apples and toss until they are all coated.


Pour the remaining ground Cosmos in a medium bowl (you can use the same bowl that was used for the crust mix). Add the brown sugar, flour and quick cooking oats. Mix until just blended. Using a pastry cutter, blend in the softened butter until mix is crumbly.


7. Remove the crust from the oven. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the hot crust. Sprinkle with the Cosmos covered apples. Top with the crisp toppings, coating as evenly as possible.


8. Bake, uncovered for approximately 45 minutes. Top will be browned and crumbly and the edges of the cheesecake will have browned.


9. Let the dish cool to room temperature. Once cooled, cover with foil and chill in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.


10. Once chilled completely, cut into squares and serve

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
66g
73%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
155g
100%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
15µg
2%
Vitamin B-6
3mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
41mg
4%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
2173µg
100%
Iron, Fe
31mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
104mg
33%
Niacin
29mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
300mg
43%
Riboflavin
3mg
100%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
1158mg
77%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
19g
1%
Zinc, Zn
21mg
100%

Apple Shopping Tip

When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.