No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecakes

Holiday baking season seems to have officially arrived.  But for the days (or holidays) when you may not have time to bake the day away, I’m a big fan of no-bake cheesecakes.  Especially these no-bake caramel apple cheesecakes!

These little guys are all of the goodness of caramel apples “no-baked” into fluffy, creamy individual cheesecakes that everyone will love!  The crust is a buttery pecan mixture (or you can go nut-free with graham crackers).  Then the filling is a smooth creamy cheesy mixture made with applesauce.  And of course, I like to add a little extra whipped cream and caramel on top.  So good!  And much easier to eat than a caramel apple.  ;)

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday baking and no-baking season!

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No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecakes

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 small cheesecakes 1x

Description

All of the goodness of caramel apples in these easy no bake cheesecakes!


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Ingredients

For The Crust:

  • 3/4 cup ground pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted

For The Cheesecake Filling:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup lightly-strained applesauce
  • 2 cups whipped cream (you can use homemade whipped cream or frozen whipped cream topping)

Toppings:

  • additional whipped cream (about 2-3 cups)
  • caramel sauce (homemade or store-bought)

Instructions

For The Crust:

  • 3/4 cup ground pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted

For The Cheesecake Filling:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup lightly-strained applesauce
  • 2 cups whipped cream (you can use homemade whipped cream  or frozen whipped cream topping)

Toppings:

  • additional whipped cream (about 2-3 cups)
  • caramel sauce (homemade or store-bought)

Notes

1) I recommend lightly straining the applesauce to remove some of the extra water. You can do this in a colander, or with a cheesecloth. Just lightly strain it to remove some of the obvious extra juice — don’t totally squeeze it dry!

2) I bought the mini glass dishes for this from Pier One, although they are now widely available at many stores including Target, TJ Maxx, World Market and beyond.