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Caramel Apple Crisp Squares
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Caramel Apple Crisp Squares

5 Hours 10 Minutes
25 Min Prep
5 Hr 10 Min Cook
Like fall festival caramel apples? Then you'll flip over these apple-studded, caramel-drizzled, shortbread-crusted dessert bars.
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12 servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings
6 Tbsp. butter, divided
1 cup finely crushed square shortbread cookies
3 Tbsp. granulated sugar, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 cups chopped Granny Smith apples (about 2 apples)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
10 KRAFT Caramels
2 Tbsp. water
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350ºF.
2
Line 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter; mix with cookie crumbs and 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar. Press onto bottom of prepared pan.
3
Beat cream cheese in medium bowl with mixer until creamy. Blend in eggs. Gradually beat in milk. Add dry pudding mix; beat 2 min. Pour over crust.
4
Mix cinnamon, nutmeg and remaining granulated sugar; toss with apples in medium bowl. Spoon over cream cheese batter.
5
Melt remaining butter. Combine flour, brown sugar and oats in separate bowl. Add butter; mix well. Sprinkle over apples.
6
Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
7
Microwave caramels and water in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min., stirring after 30 sec. Continue microwaving and stirring in 10-sec. intervals until caramels are completely melted. Drizzle over dessert.
8
Refrigerate several hours or until chilled. Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan before cutting into squares.
Kitchen Tips
Substitute
Use 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Vanilla Bean Flavor Pudding.
Size Wise
The aroma of this warm classic dessert will fill your home. Balance your food choices throughout the day so you can savor a piece of this delicious fruit crisp.
Variation
For a salted caramel topping, stir 1/2 tsp. salt into melted caramels before drizzling over dessert as directed.
Note
You will need to crush about 18 shortbread cookies to get the 1 cup crumbs needed to prepare this recipe.
Nutrition
Calories
330
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
21%
Saturated Fat 9g
45%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 75mg
25%
Sodium 320mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 42g
15%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 28g
56%
Protein 5g
10%
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
6%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
12 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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