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Serve up these mini caramel apple cheesecakes with streusel topping and lap up the praise! That’s right – they boast an incredible flavour and they look so cute. Everyone is going to love these little treats and don’t be surprised if they ask you for the recipe too! These tasty cheesecake bites with an apple topping are the perfect autumn treat.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for mini caramel apple cheesecakes with streusel topping. You will love these dessert cheesecake bites with a tasty apple topping.

Cheesecake bites offer an alternative to apple pie or apple crisp. These mini caramel apple cheesecakes with apple topping are simple to prepare and offer brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, and tart apple flavours in every mouthful.

Looking for more irresistible delights? Try these raspberry jam and buttercream sandwich cookies for another fruity treat, or maybe whip up some raspberry hazelnut thumbprint cookies or strawberry mousse tartlets.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for mini caramel apple cheesecakes with streusel topping. You will love these dessert cheesecake bites with a tasty apple topping.

Fall Cheesecake Recipe Ingredients

The crust for these cheesecake bites is a combination of sweet graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and brown sugar. You can use another kind of cookie crumbs if you prefer or else you could swap the brown sugar for white or even use artificial sweetener.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for mini caramel apple cheesecakes with streusel topping. You will love these dessert cheesecake bites with a tasty apple topping.

The filling for the mini apple crisp cheesecake is a creamy concoction of cream cheese, Greek yogurt, egg, caramel sauce, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Swap the cinnamon for nutmeg if you prefer it, or use some of each.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for mini caramel apple cheesecakes with streusel topping. You will love these dessert cheesecake bites with a tasty apple topping.

The apple topping calls for cinnamon, sugar, flour, butter, and oats, as well as the apples. I love the tart, crisp flavour of Granny Smiths in these mini caramel apple cheesecakes with streusel topping. You can use any kind of apples you like though, such as Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious or Ambrosia.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for mini caramel apple cheesecakes with streusel topping. You will love these dessert cheesecake bites with a tasty apple topping.

Finally, you might like to add whipped cream or ice cream, as well as more caramel sauce, to serve.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for mini caramel apple cheesecakes with streusel topping. You will love these dessert cheesecake bites with a tasty apple topping.

How to Make Apple Cheesecake Bites

First of all, mix the crust ingredients together and divide the mixture between 12 greased muffin cups, pressing it down evenly.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for mini caramel apple cheesecakes with streusel topping. You will love these dessert cheesecake bites with a tasty apple topping.

Beat the cream cheese until fluffy using an electric mixer. Next, add the yogurt, egg, caramel sauce, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon, and beat some more. Divide this mixture between the muffin cups.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for mini caramel apple cheesecakes with streusel topping. You will love these dessert cheesecake bites with a tasty apple topping.

Toss the peeled, sliced apples with brown sugar and cinnamon in one bowl. Mix the flour with sugar, oats, and cinnamon in another bowl, cutting in the butter with a pastry cutter or fork. A potato masher would also work here.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for mini caramel apple cheesecakes with streusel topping. You will love these dessert cheesecake bites with a tasty apple topping.

Divide the apple mixture between the muffin cups followed by the streusel topping. Bake the Fall cheesecake recipe for half an hour, then chill and serve with ice cream or whipped cream if you like (or some of each!)

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for mini caramel apple cheesecakes. This easy dessert tastes like apple crisp or apple pie.

Oh, and if you have any apples left over, why not try making Fireball apple shortcakes next? If you want other sweets to pair, try this peach mango pie or cherry oat bars.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for mini caramel apple cheesecakes. This easy dessert tastes like apple crisp or apple pie.

5 Top Tips for Success

  1. It’s important to press down the crust ingredients in these mini caramel apple cheesecakes. You won’t want to crusts to break when removing the cheesecake bites from the muffin cups.
  2. Whichever apples you like in apple crisp or apple pie will work here. You can use a tart variety like Granny Smith or something sweeter like Honeycrisp.
  3. Use rolled oats, which are also known as old-fashioned oats, and not quick oats which are great for making oatmeal in a hurry but not so good texture-wise in this Fall cheesecake recipe.
  4. For added crunch, consider adding a handful of finely chopped nuts to the apple topping. Walnuts or pecans would be good.
  5. Make these ahead because they need to chill for at least a couple of hours before serving.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for mini caramel apple cheesecakes. This easy dessert tastes like apple crisp or apple pie.

Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes – FAQs

How long will these keep in the refrigerator?

Keep them in a sealed container in the refrigerator and they should be fine for up to a week. I don’t think they’d last that long in this house, but it’s good to know anyway!

Are there other varieties of this Fall cheesecake recipe?

You can absolutely change some of the ingredients in the mini caramel apple cheesecakes. If you’re a firm apple crisp or apple pie fan, you’ll find it pretty much perfect as it is.

However, if you want to make something similar but different, consider swapping the apples for pears and the cinnamon for ginger. This would be a deliciously different twist on the original. You can swap half the oats for chopped nuts, or even use fudge sauce instead of caramel.

Do you have to line the muffin cups?

I would say yes, definitely. Having these stick to the muffin cups isn’t the result you’ll want to have. So use paper or silicone liners and spritz them with a little non-stick spray oil before adding the crust, filling and apple topping. They will then hopefully slide out easily when done.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for mini caramel apple cheesecakes. This easy dessert tastes like apple crisp or apple pie.

Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes with Streusel Topping Recipe

5 from 4 votes

Mini Caramel Apple Cheesecakes with Streusel Topping

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Serve up these mini caramel apple cheesecakes with streusel topping and lap up the praise! These tasty cheesecake bites with an apple topping are the perfect autumn dessert. Everyone is going to love these little treats!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling Time:: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

For the crust:

  • 2 Cups graham crumbs
  • ½ Cup salted butter, melted
  • ¼ Cup brown sugar

For the filling:

  • 8 Ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ Cup caramel sauce, will use more for drizzling afterwards
  • ¼ Cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ Teaspoon cinnamon

For the apples:

For the topping:

  • Cup flour
  • Cup brown sugar
  • ½ Cup rolled oats
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter, softened

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Line 12 muffin cups with liners. Spray the liners with non-stick spray.
  • Combine the graham crumbs, melted butter, and brown sugar in a medium sized bowl. Spoon a little of this mixture into each of the muffin cup liners. Press it evenly into the bottom of the cups.
  • Use a stand mixer (or hand mixer) to cream the cream cheese. Then add the greek yogurt, egg, caramel sauce, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix this until smooth.
  • Spoon the cheesecake mixture evenly over the crusts in each of the muffin cups.
  • Peel, core, and dice the apples. Measure the brown sugar and cinnamon into a medium size bowl and combine them well. Then add the diced apples and stir to coat them well. Set this aside.
  • In a separate, large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, rolled oats, and cinnamon. Then use a pastry cutter to cut in the softened butter until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Spoon a little of the apple mixture into each muffin cup. Then spoon on a little of the topping.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.

Notes

Make sure to pack the graham cracker crusts, you don’t want a loose base because the cheesecake filling and toppings are weighty. 
Optional garnish: whipped cream, ice cream, or cool whip and a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 706IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg
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Although they look fancy with the delicious caramel apple topping for cheesecake, they aren’t hard to make. When you cross apple crisp or apple pie with cheesecake, this wonderful recipe is the result you get!

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    These were so apple-y and the combo of apples and caramel was so good. I made them when some friends came to dinner and they wouldn’t leave until I’d shared the recipe.