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Gluten-Free Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

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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