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Gluten-Free Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24
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Blogger Cheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen shares a recipe for gluten-free Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free yellow cake mix
1/4
cup light butter with canola oil
1/4
cup applesauce
2
medium baking apples, peeled, finely chopped
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
2
tablespoons water
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
2
packages (8 oz each) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
1/4
cup fat-free egg product
1/3
cup chopped walnuts

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, place cake mix. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter and applesauce until mixture is crumbly and coarse. Reserve 1 1/2 cups crumb mixture; press remaining crumb mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook apples, granulated sugar and water over medium heat about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender. Stir in cinnamon; set aside.
  • 4
    In separate large bowl, beat cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla and egg product with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  • 5
    Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over partially baked crust. Spoon apple mixture evenly over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle reserved crumbs over top. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  • 6
    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.

Expert Tips

For best results, make sure cream cheese is at room temperature.

Not sure what apples to use for best baking results? Try Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp or Gala.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
180mg
7%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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