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Maple Apple Cheesecake Bars 

These are a staple Fall recipe in the Southwell home. It is the perfect combination of apple and maple. Drizzle with warm maple syrup and you have a little bite of heaven!



2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup butter, softened

Cheesecake Filling:

3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened

3/4 maple sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 Tbs maple syrup

3 medium size apples

(peeled, cored, chopped. ~3 cups)

2 Tbs maple sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

Streusel Topping:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup maple sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup oats

1/2 cup butter, softened


1/2 maple syrup for drizzle


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 by 13 baking dish.

2. Crust: combine flour and sugar in a bowl. Cut in butter. Press into prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes until lightly brown.

3. Cheesecake Filling: beat cream cheese until softened. Add in syrup, sugar, eggs, and syrup. Pour over warm crust.

4. Apple: mix all ingredients and spoon over cheesecake batter.

5. Streusel Topping: combine all ingredients and sprinkle over apple mixture. 

6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for at least an hour. Drizzle with warmed maple syrup when ready to eat. 

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