Apple Cobbler No Bake Cheesecake | with caramel crumb topping

While I am a huge fan of apple pie, apple cobbler, apples baked with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar but my husband & kids are not. They would really just rather eat fresh apples. So I really don’t bake apples in any sort of way that often, because I end up eating most of it myself. Not complaining about that. But there is a joy, in your whole family enjoying something right?
With this summer dessert menu including an array of no bake cheesecakes, yes I am addicted. I decided to spin one of my favorites, apple cobbler, into a family favorite, a no bake cheesecake.
And this was an instant winner. Even my hubby loved it, said it was the best no bake cheesecake yet. Gasp!
This recipe proves that apple cobbler can be enjoyed all year long, it isn’t just a fall dessert anymore.
So enjoy this classic dessert, twisted into an easy no bake cheesecake recipe!
XOXO San
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Apple Cobbler No Bake Cheesecake | with caramel crumb topping

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 12

Apple Cobbler No Bake Cheesecake | with caramel crumb topping

This recipe proves that apple cobbler can be enjoyed all year long, it isn’t just a fall dessert anymore.

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 2 packages of graham crackers, equal to 1 ½ cups
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Crumb Topping
  • 2 sticks + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups old fashion oats
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ - ¾ cup caramel sauce
  • Apple No Bake Cheesecake
  • 4 green apples, skin removed, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 – 8 ounce cream cheese
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 containers Cool Whip
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Crust

In a food processor add both packages of graham crackers and process until cookies resemble coarse crumbs. Pour 1 ½ cups of crumbs into medium mixing bowl, add melted butter and mix together until it starts to stick together. Press into the bottom of 9x13 pan. Set in the fridge until ready to use.

Crumb Topping

Line a large baking sheet with wax paper and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium mixing bowl, add oats, flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, salt and chilled butter. Cut chilled butter into pieces using your hands or pastry blender, until it resembles coarse crumbs. Spread out over waxed paper on prepared pan. Make sure it is in a single layer. Place in oven and bake until nice golden color. I baked mine for 12-18 minutes. Remove from oven and pour over caramel sauce immediately, set aside to let it cool.

Apple No Bake Cheesecake

In a medium pan, belt butter over medium heat, add brown sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and sliced apples. Let the apples cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Set aside, or even in the fridge to have the cool quicker. Once cooled, start cheesecake.

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract in large bowl until smooth. Stir in Cool Whip until they are well combined. Now stir in apple filling, until the apples are incorporated, do not over mix. Pour over crust and chill until filling is firm. Meanwhile crumbled the topping by breaking into medium pieces, or really any way you would like. I used the entire amount, but that includes me eating it while I was breaking it up. I loved eating this just plain.

Now add to the crumble on top of cheesecake, and put back in the fridge and chill for another hour or serve immediately. I like to let it set for an hour and the apples sit in the cheesecake longer, letting the flavors marry.

Notes

Cook time is for the crumb topping, the cheesecake is a no-bake.

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Kids Review – Amazing, they were just as addicted to the crumb topping as I was. This was a huge success. Now I can get them to eat apples…lol. Just kidding, they all love apples and cheesecake, so this was a pleaser.

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Comments

  1. I found this recipe on Pinterest and I’m so glad I did! I love everything with apples baked into it so I’m excited to try this recipe out!

  2. This was delicious! I made it twice for two different birthdays and it was a huge hit both times. The only thing I had trouble with both times was when I baked the crumble topping, it smoked and smelled terrible and that was only after a few minutes so mine never got browned like the recipe says but it was still really good the way it did turn out. I highly recommend trying this recipe, you won’t be disappointed!

    • Thanks Maggie. Try lowering your oven rack to prevent burning, also use butter and not margarine, as they may cause it to burn. I hope these tips help, the brown crumble topping is my favorite part (I just made the topping today, to put on ice-cream…) xo San

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