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Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars

Recipe by Kaitlyn Waggoner.

Prep
Cook
Serves 8people
Ingredients
1
apple
Ground cinnamon
1 1/4
cups granulated sugar
1 1/8
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
cup oats
4
oz mascarpone
8
oz cream cheese
1
stick of butter
2
large eggs
Salt
Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease/spray an 8x8 baking dish
2.
In a medium bowl, set cream cheese and mascarpone out to soften.
3.
In a second medium bowl, stir to combine ½ cup oats, ¼ cup flour, ¼ cup sugar, and ½ teaspoon
4.
of cinnamon. Cut 3 tablespoons of butter into cubes. Add to bowl with flour mixture and set
5.
aside.
6.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave 4 tablespoons butter until melted, 30-60
7.
seconds. Stir in the rest of the flour, ¼ cup sugar, and a pinch of salt with a fork until mixture
8.
resembles wet clumps of sand. Evenly press dough into the prepared baking dish. Bake until
9.
golden-brown around the edges, around 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 5
10.
minutes.
11.
Core apple; cut into ½ inch pieces. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a small saucepan over medium
12.
high heat. Add apples, 2 tablespoons sugar, and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Cook, stirring, until
13.
apples are caramelized and almost tender, about 3 minutes. Set aside to cool.
14.
To bowl with softened cream cheese and mascarpone, whisk in 2 large eggs and remaining sugar
15.
until smooth.
16.
Using fingers, rub butter into oat-flour mixture (cinnamon streusel topping) until well-blended
17.
and mixture resembles wet clumps of sand. Pour cream cheese filling over crust. Evenly top
18.
filling with caramelized apples and sprinkle with cinnamon streusel topping.
19.
Bake until filling is set and edges are deep golden-brown, about 50 minutes. Let cool completely
20.
and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into 16 squares and serve.

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