3tart applesI used Granny Smith, cored, peeled and chopped
1cuppacked brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with foil. Gently grease foil. Combine cookies, ¼ cup sugar and ? cup melted butter in a small bowl. Gently press into bottom of baking dish. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven. Set aside.
Using a mixer, beat cream cheese and ½ cup sugar together until smooth. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Pour mixture over warm crust.
Combine apples, 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together and sprinkle over cream cheese mixture in pan. Combine brown sugar, flour, oats and ¾ stick butter in another bowl and sprinkle over apple mixture. Return pan to oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until filling no longer wiggles. Allow dish to come to room temperature, cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
Grasp edges of foil and lift bars out of pan. Cut to desired size. Serve with warm caramel sauce.