Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars
Recipe from Betty Crocker

Prize-Winning Recipe 2007! Oatmeal cookie mix and pie filling make it easy to get a delicious apple pie-like bar.



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Servings: 24
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs 40 mins
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Ingredients
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    pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix
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    1/2  cup 
    firm butter or margarine
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    packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
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    1/2  cup 
    sugar
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    2   tablespoons 
    all-purpose flour
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    1   teaspoon 
    vanilla
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    egg
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    can (21 oz) apple pie filling
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
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    1/4  cup 
    chopped walnuts

Directions
1.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
2.
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 10 minutes.
3.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
4.
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.
5.
Bake 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. Store covered in refrigerator.
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High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 40 to 45 minutes.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 240, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 40, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 29, sugar (g) 19, pro. (g) 4, vit. A (IU) 389, sodium (mg) 170, calcium (mg) 20, iron (mg) 1, Other Carb () 2, High-Fat Meat () 1, Fat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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