Mini Apple Cheesecakes

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Fall is my family’s favorite season. To us it means the start of the holidays, family gatherings, football season, cooler weather, pumpkins and comfort food. If I could have fall all year round I would. Fall is a season that brings amazing flavors to the table which is perfect for family gatherings which in turn brings great conversation. When we have family gatherings in the fall, one of my favorite sweet treats to make are my Mini Apple Cheesecakes. They are a quick and simple dessert, which can be frozen in bulk and used for when unexpected family or company may arrive or when you need a little sweet pick me up.

Mini Apple Cheesecakes

Before I make my Mini Apple Cheesecakes I always stop at Walmart to pick up the main ingredients, which include, Mott’s® Apple Sauce, a Snapple® Apple Single and Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Cream Cheese Icing. While I was at Walmart I also wanted to pick up a bag of the M&M’s® Pecan Pie. I had heard amazing things about this flavor so I really wanted to try them. At first when I looked at the regular candy aisle for them I could not find them but later found them in the Halloween candy aisle! I was ecstatic so I had to grab a bag but wish I had grabbed two.

Pecan Pie MandMs found at Walmart

Before I share my famous and delicious fall recipe, take a look at the Bake in the Fun sweepstakes that is currently going on. You could win a KitchenAid® Mixer, just in time for all of the upcoming holiday baking.

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My Mini Apple Cheesecakes are so easy to make that they are the perfect dessert to have little hands help you while baking them in the kitchen. To begin, you want to gather all of your supplies for the cheesecake. You will need cream cheese, sugar, eggs, Mott’s® Apple Sauce, flour, cinnamon and ground nutmeg.

Apple Cheesecake Ingredients

Once you’ve gathered your cheesecake ingredients, place them into a mixer and blend. I blended all of my ingredients together at once but you may first consider blending your cream cheese and then adding each ingredient one by one for a smoother mix. In the end, it will taste the same.

Mix Ingredients

Blend until all of the ingredients are mixed together. I had some lumps but I am thinking that was the apple sauce not wanting to blend completely down.

Blended Cheesecake

Once the apple cheesecake mix has been blended, preheat your over to 325 degrees. While the oven is preheating prepare your graham cracker bowls. I have to admit that I cheated. I like simple and quick, so I used the graham cracker bowls that were already made and ready to use. This made it so simple. For this recipe, I was able to make 16 mini cups for the Mini Apple Cheesecakes.

graham cracker bowls

 Once your graham cracker bowls are lined out, fill each bowl with cheesecake mix and then bake for 25- 30 minutes.

Bake Cheesecake

 After your cheesecakes have finished baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool for around 30 minutes and then refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

let cheesecake cool

As the cheesecakes are cooling down you can start preparing the icing. This is the part that my kids love to help out with the most. I have to admit that I am not the perfect decorator when it comes to decorating with icing but it’s all about fun. To prepare the icing, I use a tub of Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Cream Cheese Icing and mix around 10 teaspoons of Snapple® Apple in the icing. I then place it in the refrigerator for around an hour so that the icing becomes thicker.

Snapple and Icing

Once the icing has chilled you can start decorating your apple cheesecakes. This is where you can get creative! I like mine with very little icing but my daughter likes hers covered completely with icing. Of course, after you have decorated your cheesecakes with icing, make sure to top them with delicious M&M’s® Pecan Pie candies. You can crush the M&M’s® or keep them whole. They are your cheesecakes so it’s up to you.

Pecan Pie MandMs

Decorate Cheesecakes

Mini Apple Cheesecakes

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • Pre Packaged Graham Cracker Mini Pie Crusts
  • Cheesecake:
  • 3- 8 oz packages of cream cheese
  • 3/4 c of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of Mott's® Applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Icing:
  • 1 tub of Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Cream Cheese Icing
  • 10 or more teaspoons of Snapple® Apple
  • 1 bag of M&M's® Pecan Pie 9.9oz

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Cube the cream cheese
  3. Blend cream cheese, sugar, flour, eggs, Mott's® Applesauce, cinnamon and nutmeg together
  4. Pour into your Pre Packaged Graham Cracker Mini Pie Crusts
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes
  6. After the cheesecakes have baked, let cool for 30 minutes
  7. Then refrigerate for 1-2 hours
  8. Icing:
  9. Empty tub of Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Cream Cheese Icing into a bowl
  10. Mix around 10 or more teaspoons of Snapple® Apple into icing
  11. Chill for an hour until you have a thicker consistency
  12. Decorate pie with icing and top with M&M's® Pecan Pie
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Final Apple Cheesecake

Cheesecake Apple

How do you celebrate the start of fall? Do you have any favorite fall recipes? Be sure to check out more delicious Fall-inspired recipes here.

Comments

  1. I love making mini desserts and these look amazing! (client)

  2. These are so cute. Will make a great after dinner treat.

  3. These mini apple cheese cakes look so good. I would love to try these and I’m sure my husband would love them too.

  4. Those mini apple cheese cakes look delicious. My girls would love to not only eat them but also help me make them.

  5. I never would have thought to use snapple in any recipe I bet it taste as great as the photos look. I want to also win the mixer.

  6. Those are cute and tiny. I like anything cheesecake. 🙂 I like that mixer too. Got my entries in. Thanks for entry.

  7. That looks so yummy! I would love to win that mixer.

  8. This is a fantastic idea for dessert. This recipe looks delicious i am sure my kids will love helping me make them.

  9. These look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend. Cheesecake is my favorite.

  10. Apples in Cheesecake sounds wonderful for the Fall and just thinking about that makes me want to make it. I have to try that flavor of M&Ms, they sound YUMMY!

  11. Those look so cute and delicious too. The Pecan Pie M&M’s looks so festive and I bet they lend just the right touch flavor wise.

  12. I never thought of apple and cheesecake, but sounds so delicious! I definitely would love to try them this fall.

  13. My daughter and husband love to eat pumpkin and apple flavored treats. This is something they would really enjoy!

  14. Oh my goodness. Those look so cute and DELICIOUS. I love mini food. So cute, and fun. I haven’t ever seen those m&ms here in Canada. I’m slightly jealous!

  15. Cute. This would be fun to serve at a party. Love the idea.

  16. Oh my goodness, this is one of the best recipes I’ve seen on today’s blogs! I have never seen those M&Ms?? These look so good!

  17. These look delicious and I love the cute designs. I would love to make some of these this fall!

  18. Another great M&M variety I need to try. These look so yummy and cute.

  19. These sound really good! Why is mini food always so much better?

  20. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Those would be a major hit in my house, The boys love stuff like this.

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