Did you know caramel apple is one of my absolute favorite flavors of the season? We love to make them at home, I grab them at the mall, and of course I can’t pass them up when we’re at the apple orchard picking our annual load of apples to make homemade applesauce and apple butter. Caramel and apples, with a light coating of nuts. Seasonal perfection.
I often get inspiration for my recipes by meandering the aisles of Walmart, and inspiration for today’s recipe was no different. I found a little inspiration in the form of a limited edition product in the dairy aisle, the yogurt section to be specific. Dannon® Greek Yogurt flavors Oikos® Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt andLight & Fit® Caramel Apple Pie Yogurt!
Okay, so I’m not using the pumpkin pie flavor for this specific recipe. I’m tucking that one away for a future recipe creation, and I know my family is excited for that little gem. For now, it’s some simple mini caramel apple pie cheesecakes! Mmmmm…cheesecake. No bake! Quick to create. These effortless pies are fantastic to share with my family and they are easy to clean up. Can’t get better than that.
Simple Mini Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecakes
Time to gather up your ingredients to create this delectable seasonal delight. You’ll need 8oz of cream cheese, two containers of Light & Fit® Carmel Apple Pie Yogurt, six Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crusts (they come in a six pack, so it’s easy to grab these), one individual container of applesauce, caramel sauce to drizzle, Reddi-wip®, and crushed nuts to garnish on top.
Mix your cream cheese and Dannon® Greek Yogurt containers using a stand mixer. You could also mix these with a hand mixer or by hand, but I like the ease of the stand mixer. Use a lower speed, the higher speeds will splatter the mix everywhere. You have been warned.
To incorporate these into the cheesecake filling I found doing a quick fold within the crust was the best way. I could easily do four or five folds around the mini pie to have it fully mixed in to spread out the flavor profiles.
Garnish the top with a little more caramel drizzle and some nuts and you have yourself a fantastic snack to share with your family. It was easy to make and has all the goodness of caramel apples, pie, and cheesecake.
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 2 containers Light & Fit® Caramel Apple Pie Yogurt
- Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust (6 count)
- 1 individual container applesauce
- Caramel sauce for drizzle
- Crushed nut topping for garnish
- Combine the cream cheese and yogurt in stand mixer at low to medium speed until smooth.
- Fill all six of the Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crusts with the cream cheese mixture.
- Add a small spoonful of applesauce and a small drizzle of caramel sauce to the top of each mini pie. Gently fold into the filling.
- Top with Reddi-wip®, then an additional garnish of caramel sauce drizzle and crushed nuts on top.
There you have it. With a base of three easy ingredients and a few simple mix ins, you have yourself a fantastic snack, perfect for after school, to celebrate the season or holidays, or just because you want an effortless treat to celebrate you.
Don’t forget to pick up everything you need to create these delicious effortless pies next time you’re out at Walmart.
I shared my idea for an effortless pie. What creation will you make with just these three simple ingredients? Find some more inspiration on the Effortless Pies website. Share your ideas in the comments below.