Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes

Lilli A


This is a Rachel Ray recipe. It sounded so delicious I had to try it - glad I did it was a huge hit with family and friends!


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min


  • 5 medium
    gala apples, peeled
  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter, (4 oz)
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 8
    graham cracker squares, finely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 11 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 3/4 c
    sour cream

How to Make Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes


  1. Peel, quarter and core the apples. Cut each quarter into 3 lengthwise slices. In a large nonstick skillet, melt 3 tbsp. Butter over medium-high heat. Add the apples, 6 tbsp. Sugar and the lemon juice. Cook, turning occasionally, until the apples begin to caramelize, about 8 minutes. Lower the heat to low, add 1 tbsp. Butter and cook until the apples are tender, about 5 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Line 12 cups of a muffin pan with liners and preheat the oven to 325°. In a small pan, melt 2 tbsp. Butter, then place in a medium bowl. Mix in the graham crackers and salt. Divide the mixture among the muffin cups. Press into the bottoms with a narrow drinking glass. Transfer to the freezer to set.
  3. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar. Using a mixer, beat at high speed until creamy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time, scraping down the bowl twice, until blended. Mix in the vanilla.
  4. Arrange 3 apple slices in a single layer on the crust in each muffin cup. Reserve the remaining apples with their juices at room temperature in a covered bowl. Divide the cream cheese mixture evenly among the cups; bake until set but slightly jiggly, about 15 minutes. Turn off the oven, open the door slightly and let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight.
  5. In a small skillet, melt the remaining 2 tbsp. Butter over medium heat. Add the walnuts and 2 tbsp. Sugar and cook, stirring, until toasted, 4 to 5 minutes. Cool on paper towels, then break up the candied nuts.
  6. Arrange the reserved apples with their juices on top of the cakes. Stir the remaining 1 tbsp. Sugar into the sour cream. Top the cakes with the sour cream and candied nuts.

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About Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #apple, #cheesecake

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