Some eat to live, I live to eat. You know when you bite into something that’s SO good you can’t help but say “Oh my gaddddd” or “mmmmmmm” or literally any other comment during that moment of pure bliss? This is it. The most amazing dessert for those who love a sweet cheesecake, apple pie filling, and a delicious bottom crust. I had apple pie filling in my pantry and in an effort to use it, I decided to just put it on top of my cheesecake recipe. The results? Try it for yourself!
Apple Cheesecake Bars
2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 sticks of butter, soft at room temp and cut into small chunks
2 8 oz packets of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 dash of ground cinnamon + few sprinkles for topping
Apple topping is 1 jar of apple pie comstock/preserves
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly dust a 9×13″ pan with flour or baking spray. In a medium bowl, combine crust toppings and use your fingers to combine flour, sugar, and butter until crumbly. Be patient and keep working at it until it gets the right consistency. Try to break apart pieces of butter if there are any large chunks. Press evenly until the bottom of the pan and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, mix to combine cream cheese packets, sugar, 2 eggs, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Place into fridge for 20-30 minutes to set while the crust is baking. Once done, pour over crust and distribute evenly. Top with apple topping and spread out. Sprinkle the top with a little bit of ground cinnamon and bake for 45 minutes or until the middle is no longer jiggly. Allow to cool, cut and serve. Enjoy!