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
716
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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
56%
Sugar
32g
N/A
Saturated Fat
21g
100%
Cholesterol
124mg
41%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
112g
37%
Vitamin A
342µg
38%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.8%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.7%
Vitamin C
3mg
5%
Vitamin D
0.8µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
30µg
37%
Calcium
913mg
91%
Fiber
46g
100%
Folate (food)
21µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
20µg
5%
Iron
8mg
43%
Magnesium
73mg
18%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
174mg
25%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
539mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.5%
Sodium
169mg
7%
Sugars, added
26g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
6.7%
Trans
0.8g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
15%