Quick No-Bake Mini Caramel Apple Pie “Cheesecakes”. Easy fall dessert made with caramel apple yogurt, whipped cream, graham cracker crust, cinnamon sugar and toasted walnuts.
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Within this recipe post you’ll learn how to make easy mini cheesecake pies; with just a few ingredients, no baking and easy cleanup. Plus you’ll learn why you should always toast nuts.
Gorgeous and delicious. Yes this is a food blog and yes I’m talking about food, specifically No-Bake Mini Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecakes. This was a difficult name to come up with; trying to distill the essence and flavor of the recipe. Luckily for you, making these pies is the exact opposite: effortless.
Sometime things just work out unexpectedly wonderful. These mini caramel apple pies assemble in a flash. The food photography for this recipe just worked as well. Gorgeous…did I mention that? It was important to capture the elegant simplicity and make you want to reach into the screen and grab one. Technology isn’t quite there yet, so you’ll have to make them yourself.
First toast the walnuts. To speed up the recipe you could skip this step and just use raw walnuts; but toasted nuts have so much more flavor. Try this moist Pumpkin Bread with Toasted Pecan Maple Glaze for even more toasted nuts; plus it’s perfect for fall breakfasts. After the walnuts are ready it’s on to assembling.
Drizzle caramel onto the bottom of each Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust; because, well you know, more caramel is good. Top with Dannon® Light & Fit® Carmel Apple Pie Yogurt. Ooh I forgot to mention this helps make these caramel apple pie “cheesecakes” even healthier than a traditional cheesecake! Top with Reddi-wip® cream, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture and top with toasted walnut pieces. You can find all the products at your local Walmart Market, then just assemble these easy #EffortlessPies
Hopefully the food photography has sold you one this recipe, because words cannot describe the sweet, tangy, creamy and apple pie-y amazingness of these. With just a few ingredients you can have a simple but oh so decadent dessert; plus it’s healthier and no pans or cleanup needed. These are perfect for a dessert, breakfast or snack. Bring to a party (if you’d dare share these) and impress with this fun and creative Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake recipe.
Cooking tips: Why you should always toast nuts
If a dish includes nuts (specifically macadamia, walnuts, pecans or almonds) I suggest toasting them, even if the recipe doesn’t call for it. You’ll get much richer flavor with a subtle smokiness. Dormant flavors and oils are released when heated, plus you get those beautiful golden brown spots on them. Both savory dishes and sweet desserts benefit from this. Still need convincing? This article from WonderHowTo goes into more detail.
Toasting nuts is very simple and can be done in a pan on the stove or in the oven, but I prefer the quickness and hand-on way of pan toasting. As soon as the nuts are perfectly toasted, remove them from the the pan. Place on a plate in a single layer to cool. Otherwise, the oils in the nuts will continue to cook and burn.
Difficulty: Super easy
Flavor profiles: Rich, sweet, slightly tangy, and cinnamon spiced.
Texture: Creamy yogurt filling over a crunchy graham cracker pie crust, topped with crunch of toasted walnuts.
Dietary Options/Substitutions: Omit walnuts if allergic to nuts.
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No-Bake Mini Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecakes
- 1/8 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- 1 6 count package Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust
- ¼ cup caramel sauce
- 3 5.3-ounce containers Dannon® Light & Fit® Carmel Apple Pie Yogurt
- 1 13-ounce can Reddi-wip® original
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Toast walnuts in a small pan over medium-high heat; 4-6 minutes, stirring constantly until slightly browned. Remove from plan and place on a plate to cool.
- Drizzle caramel sauce in bottom of each mini pie crust to create a thin layer. Top with Caramel Apple Yogurt to fill pies. Top with desired amount of whipped cream.
- In a small bow combine cinnamon and sugar. Lightly sprinkle onto each prepared pie, then top with toasted walnuts. Serve immediately; leftovers can be stored covered in the fridge.
Check out more easy pie recipe ideas for inspiration. How would you make this your own?