Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars Recipe:
1 cup Smart Balance Buttery Spread Original Flavor, softened (could be substituted with butter or margarine)
1/4 cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Mix in Smart Balance Buttery Spread with a fork until mixture forms crumbs. Press crumb mixture into a 9×13 pan, lined with foil and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Pour cream cheese mixture over warm crust.
In a separate bowl, mix together chopped apples, 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread mixture over your cream cheese layer.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, oats and Smart Balance Buttery Spread. Mix until crumbs form and sprinkle over apples. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until filling is set. Melt caramels and heavy cream in a microwavable bowl in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until smooth. Drizzle melted caramel over your cheesecake and let cool.