FOOD

Peach Caramel Cheesecake Bars

Rich, creamy, crunchy and caramelly, these peach caramel cheesecake bars have it all.

FOOD

Peach Caramel Cheesecake Bars

Rich, creamy, crunchy and caramelly, these peach caramel cheesecake bars have it all.

Ingredients

Caramel Peach Cheesecake Bars

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Crust

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted

Peach Filling

  • 4 large ripe peaches, pitted and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup roller oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecan halves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Caramel

  • 1 (11 ounce) package caramel squares
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Steps

Caramel Peach Cheesecake Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until incorporated. Pour the cheesecake filling onto the baked crust, spreading evenly with a spatula.
  4. Spoon the peaches evenly over the cheesecake filling.
  5. Sprinkle the streusel evenly on top of the peaches.
  6. Bake the bars for 40 to 45 minutes, until the cheesecake layer is set.
  7. Let bars cool to room temperature and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before slicing.
  8. Once bars have chilled, slice them into squares and arrange on a serving platter.
  9. Before serving, drizzle a generous amount of caramel on top of the bars.

Crust

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together flour, brown sugar, salt, and melted butter about 5 or 6 times until the dough has the consistency of wet sand.
  2. Transfer dough into the prepared pan and press evenly. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven to cool slightly.

Peach Filling

  1. Toss the peach cubes and nutmeg together in a medium bowl.

Streusel Topping

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, butter, oats, pecans, and cinnamon.
  2. Using your hands, mix until well combined.

Caramel

  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, place the caramel squares and heavy cream.
  2. Stir frequently for about 10 minutes or until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended.