We love apple desserts in the fall when apples are in season and in abundance! And these Apple Cider Cheesecake Bars with Caramelized Apples are packed with autumn flavors and make the perfect dessert for gatherings during the holiday season!
Cheesecakes are beautiful and delicious, but sometimes are difficult to get right. For baking ease, we often turn to cheesecake bars instead! These cheesecake bars have all the tasty cheesecake flavors and texture that we love without the hassle. We bake these in a 9×9 inch baking dish, which most people have on hand. No need to buy a special springform pan for these bars!
Apple Cider Reduction Syrup
To give these cheesecake bars that spiced apple cider fall flavor, we use a homemade Apple Cider Reduction Syrup. This syrup does take a bit of time to make, and can be made in advance and stored in your fridge until ready to use. Additionally, it can be incorporated into cocktails if desired! It last for up to 1 month in the fridge as well.
Graham Cracker Crust
The graham cracker crumb crust in this recipe is a simple and classic cheesecake crust. We wanted to flavors of the apple cider and caramelized apples to shine here so the crust is as classic as you can get.
The graham crackers can be smashed by placing them in a plastic bag using a rolling pin until completely ground. Alternatively, you can use a food processor to achieve the ground texture. The goal is to grind them until you have graham cracker crumbs.
Caramelized Apple Topping
This cheesecake is not complete without the caramelized apple topping! The caramelized apples are so flavorful and are necessary on this cheesecake, so do not skip them. The cheesecake itself is subtle when it comes to apple cider flavor, so the topping is what really brings the whole thing together!
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