The delicious layers in these No-Bake Apple Cheesecakes make them a delectable and elegant dessert!
Cheesecake and spiced apples are two big-time favorites around here, so putting them together is pretty much irresistible. Combine those fantastic flavors with a simple, no-bake recipe, and these little cheesecakes earn a permanent spot on my favorite desserts list.
These beauties are all about the layers. Specifically, we’re talking sweet cheesecake, spiced apples, and buttery graham cracker crumbs. And that’s all topped with cinnamon whipped cream and more graham crackers. They’re so simple to make and have such an elegant look. And, of course, the flavor is amazing!
You can use most any kind of 6 to 8 ounce glasses or bowls for serving these. I recommend a clear glass to show off all of those layers. The tapered glasses you see here are cocktail glasses. I really love the shape of them for serving these cheesecakes. They give them such a lovely look while reminding me of something as simple and comforting as eating ice cream sundaes.
This is a great dessert for a small gathering. Making individual desserts allows you to simplify serving by having them already portioned. You can make them in advance and keep them chilled until dessert time. And if your gathering is a bit larger, then you can easily scale these to make more.
These delicious, elegant No-Bake Apple Cheesecakes are simple to make and have wonderful flavor.
For the apples:
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium apple, cut into small slices
1/4 cup (50g) firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the graham cracker crust:
2 & 1/2 ounces (70g, or about 2/3 cup) graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For the cheesecake:
8 ounces (226g) cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the cinnamon whipped cream:
1/4 cup (59ml) heavy cream
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
To make the apples:
Place the butter in a small skillet, and melt over medium heat.
Add the apples, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon, and stir to combine. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture is bubbly. Then reduce the heat to medium, and continue cooking for about 5 minutes until the mixture has thickened. Set aside to cool.
To make the graham cracker crust:
Combine the graham cracker crumbs and butter in a small bowl. Set aside.
To make the cheesecake:
Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream cheese, sugar, cream, and vanilla until thoroughly combined and smooth.
To make the cinnamon whipped cream:
Place the cream in a cold mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, beat at medium-high speed until the cream begins to thicken.
Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the cream, and continue beating until soft peaks form.
To assemble the cheesecakes:
Place 2 to 3 tablespoons of cheesecake in the bottom of four 8-ounce glasses, spreading evenly. For tapered glasses like the ones pictured here, you may want to use a bit less cheesecake for the bottom layer.
Top each with about 2 tablespoons of the graham cracker mixture. You will have some of this mixture left over for garnish.
Divide the remaining cheesecake among the glasses and spread gently on top of the graham crackers.
Place the apples on top of the cheesecake, dividing evenly among the glasses.
Place a dollop of whipped cream on top of each dessert, and garnish with the remaining graham cracker mixture. Add whole graham crackers as an additional garnish, if you like.
Serve immediately, or chill for at least 2 hours for a firmer cheesecake.
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6 Comments on “No-Bake Apple Cheesecakes”
Happy Thanksgiving Jennifer. These look delicious.
Thank you, Mary! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!
Love love LOVE these! That cinnamon whipped cream is calling my name! Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you, Amanda! I hope you had a happy and delicious Thanksgiving!
Jennifer, this recipe is calling my name. I’m in the process of putting together our Thanksgiving menu (just for 2). For the future, do you think adding cranberries (dried), cherries, or blueberries would be a good add? Love your recipes!
Hi, Jill! Yes, you can absolutely use different fruits for these cheesecakes. For most other fruits, just skip the cook time that the apples get here.