Apple Butter Cheesecake Streusel Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Cinnamon scented streusel tops a creamy cheesecake center with a tangy apple butter spread. Like a bite of fall.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple butter, bars, cheesecake
Servings: 9
Calories: 848 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • For the crust:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour I used King Arthur Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Cheesecake layer:
  • 1 8- ounce package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the streusel topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups apple butter I used Musselman's
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and flour until crumbly and combined thoroughly. Transfer the mixture to an ungreased 13Ă—9 inch baking dish and pat the crust firmly and evenly into the dish using your hands. Bake for 15 minutes, remove and allow to cool completely.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth on medium speed. Add the egg and vanilla and continue beating until combined. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, using a pastry blender, combine the flour, confectioners’ sugar, butter, pecans and salt until the mixture comes together and forms coarse crumbs. Using your hands or a fork, toss until the ingredients are combined and set aside.
  5. Once the crust has cooled, spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the top of the crust leaving a 1/4 inch edge all the way around. Spread a thin layer of apple butter over the cream cheese and then sprinkle the streusel topping over the entire top. Bake for 40 minutes, remove and cool completely. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let it set overnight before cutting into squares.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Butter Cheesecake Streusel Bars
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 848 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 28g175%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 307mg13%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 96g32%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1525IU31%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.