Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cups

Indulge in the irresistible flavors of these Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cups, a delightful twist on a classic favorite. The combination of creamy cheesecake, sweet caramel, and tangy apples will surely win over your taste buds.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Perfect individual portions for easy serving
  • The blend of caramel and apples adds a delicious seasonal touch
  • A great make-ahead dessert for gatherings or special occasions


  • 12 Pecan Sandies (trimmed to fit in the muffin tin)
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2.5 oz freeze-dried apples, roughly crushed
  • 1 cup Kraft Caramel Bits
  • 1 TBSP flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 275°F.
  2. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners, preferably white.
  3. Place a trimmed Pecan Sandy at the bottom of each cupcake liner.
  4. Using a stand mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, beating for about 1 minute after each addition. Scrape down the bowl as needed.
  6. Mix in vanilla extract until fully combined.
  7. Add sour cream and beat until incorporated.
  8. Mix in the freeze-dried apple pieces.
  9. In a medium-sized bowl, toss together the 1 cup of Caramel Bits and the 1 TBSP flour until the bits are coated. Fold in the flour-covered Caramel Bits into the batter.
  10. Fill each cupcake liner with the cheesecake batter to the top.
  11. Bake for 22 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  12. Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature.

For the Caramel Topping:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the 11 oz Kraft Caramel Bits with 2 TBSP water until smooth.
  2. Spoon the caramel over the top of each cheesecake cup.
  3. Chill in the fridge in muffin tins for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Store the Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cups in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a decorative touch, garnish with additional crushed freeze-dried apples before serving.
  • Ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature for a smooth and creamy cheesecake texture.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 22 minutes | Total Time: 42 minutes + chilling
Kcal: 320 kcal | Servings: 12 servings

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