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Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars

A recipe for Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars for #FifteenCheesecakes! These decadent bars combine two delicious desserts in one to create a smooth and creamy cheesecake with a crisp, caramelized coating and a graham cracker crust. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine N/A
Keyword cheesecake, cream cheese, creme brulee, dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 1 8x8 inch pan

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 9 graham crackers
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

Cheesecake:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

Topping:

  • Granulated sugar for sprinkling, about 1/4 cup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F. Place two parchment sheets crosswise in an 8x8 inch baking dish with the excess hanging over the edges for easy cheesecake removal.
  • In a food processor, process the graham crackers until finely ground. Mix in the butter until well combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and press into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven until golden and set, 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Decrease oven temperature to 300˚F.
  • In a large bowl, beat room temperature cream cheese until smooth. Mix in sugar, eggs, egg yolk, seeds scraped from vanilla bean, and salt until a smooth batter forms. Evenly pour over the baked graham cracker crust and use a spatula to smooth the top.
  • Bake in preheated oven until just set, but the center still jiggles slightly, about 45 minutes. Allow to cool in pan until room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until firm, 2 hours to overnight.
  • Remove the cheesecake from the pan and cut into desired-size bars. Sprinkle the top of each bar with sugar and evenly torch until the tops are crisp and caramelized. Serve immediately.