Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars

Oatmeal cookie mix and pie filling make it easy to get a delicious apple pie-like bar.

Yield

24 servings

Ingredients

1 (1 pound 1.5 ounce) pouch oatmeal cookie mix (e.g. Betty Crocker®)
1/2 cup firm butter or margarine
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated (white) sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Spray bottom and sides of 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray.

Place cookie mix in large bowl. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly and coarse. Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture; press remaining crumbs in bottom of pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.

Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over partially baked crust. In medium bowl, mix pie filling and cinnamon. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle reserved crumbs over top. Sprinkle with walnuts.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool about 30 minutes. Refrigerate to chill, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 50 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes

Additional Information

For dessert you can cut the bars into larger servings and serve with a fork.

Storage

Store covered in refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 110), Total Fat 13 g (Saturated Fat 7 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 40 mg; Sodium 170 mg; Total Carbohydrate 29 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 19 g), Protein 4 g; Exchanges: 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2

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