Caramel apple mini cheesecakes with streusel topping – cooking classy

Why is fall my favorite season? The food of course! I get so excited this time of year for the caramel apples, the pumpkin pie and just the delicious scent in my house from all the fall baking. Quick and easy apple crumble pie recipe It’s that time of year that you know you’ll need to get the big container of cinnamon because it’s going in everything.

Since caramel apples are one of the first things I crave this time of year I decided to combine them with another one of my favorite desserts, cheesecake! And this time we are going mini.

Simple apple crumble pie recipe They are easier to serve, they are better for portion control and really they’re just so much cuter.

Yes, the caramel sauce is definitely a must (and I’d say a generous amount) but if your not into the whole salted thang then just use the regular. Crumble apple pie recipe easy And be sure to check out the link in the recipe for the salted caramel sauce recipe (which again, you can make unsalted) because it shows photos of all the stages of cooking caramel sauce so you’ll know what to watch for so it isn’t under-cooked/doesn’t burn.

Topping• Salted caramel sauce, homemade (recipe and tutorial here) or store bought

• Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Apple pie recipe crumble In a mixing bowl, whisk together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. Apple pie recipe crumble top Pour in butter and using a fork, stir until evenly moistened. Crumble recipe for apple pie Divide mixture among 18 paper lined muffin cups, adding a rounded tablespoon to each cup. Crumble topping recipe for apple pie Press into an even layer. Apple crumble pie easy recipe Bake in preheated oven 5 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool.

• In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, quick oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Easy crumble apple pie recipe Add cold butter and using fingertips, rub butter into dry mixture until it comes together it small crumbles and pieces of butter are no longer visible. Apple pie topping crumble recipe Transfer to refrigerator while preparing apples and filling.

• In a bowl, toss chopped apples with lemon juice, set aside.

• In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on medium-low speed, cream together cream cheese with sugar just until smooth. Apple pie crumble recipe easy Mix in eggs one at a time, then blend in sour cream and vanilla.

• Divide cheesecake batter evenly among 18 muffin cups pouring filing over crust (I used a 1/4 cup and filled it about 3/4 full). Healthy apple crumble pie recipe Divide apples evenly over cheesecake layer, then finish by sprinkling a heaping tablespoon of the streusel over tops. Apple pie crumble crust recipe Bake in preheated oven 23 – 25 minutes. Best apple pie crumble recipe Cool at room temperature 30 minutes, then transfer to fridge and chill 3 hours. Cinnamon crumble apple pie recipe Serve with caramel sauce.

• *This is about 3 small granny smith apples. Easy apple pie crumble recipe I recommend chopping very small so they can cook all the way through, almost mincing them (even smaller than that pictured because mine weren’t quite tender all the way through).

Averie @ Averie Cooks: They’re just so gorgeous! And the collage you made that I pinned and will be repinning is mesmerizing! The layers and layers of flavors and textures in these looks incredible! September 6, 2014 at 4:35pm Reply

Shiran @ Pretty. Apple pie crumble recipe from scratch Simple. Best crumble apple pie recipe Sweet.: I adore everything that starts with caramel apple! The cheesecake and the streusel topping just makes it so much better! It looks so delicious, Jaclyn! 🙂 September 7, 2014 at 4:08am Reply

Julie @ Lovely Little Kitchen: That streusel topping looks like heaven sitting on top of those apples and cheesecake! Love this idea, and so happy to be welcoming back all the Fall baking! September 7, 2014 at 7:04am Reply

Shari Kelley: Wow! These are so pretty!! I ran across these on Pinterest before seeing them in my e-mail, and knew they had to be yours because of the beautiful photos! I love every flavor in these cheesecakes, and what a wonderful idea to make them in single servings! September 7, 2014 at 5:53pm Reply

Marisela @NomNom Kingdom: I am so glad it is apple picking season! I will be making a trip to the orchard very soon and will be making these mini cheesecakes. Apple pie with oatmeal crumble topping recipe Your pictures of your beautiful dessert are amazing!! 🙂 September 8, 2014 at 8:41am Reply

Cheryl: Tried this with the salted caramel sauce. Crumble apple pie recipe oats Both were excellent but I think they could stand alone without the sauce if you just ran out of time to make the sauce. Mini apple crumble pie recipe The qty of all ingredients was perfect, didn’t run short or over on anything. Apple crumble pie recipe with oats Fairly simple to make and DH and BFF’s loved them!. The best apple crumble pie recipe ever You’ll start out thinking you’ll need two because they are small, but they are rich and satisfying. Best apple pie recipe with crumble topping I’m going to freeze the extra and I’ll bet they’ll be just as good thawed. Apple pie with oatmeal crumb topping recipe Thank you for sharing. Crumb apple pie recipe from scratch September 15, 2014 at 11:43am Reply

Nicole: These may be heaven on Earth. Crumb apple pie recipes with fresh apples They are creamy and sweet and just a touch salty, in other words perfect. Apple crumble pie recipe I can’t wait for my husband and parents get here to try them. Best crumb apple pie recipe ever I used Cortland apples and with the hint of mincing the apples hit my favorite apple pie notes. Apple pie recipe crumb topping Thank you so much for this recipe. The best apple pie recipe with crumb topping September 20, 2014 at 10:28am Reply

Bree: I’ve just made them, but the middles have sunken in while cooling. Apple crumble pie recipe martha stewart The second batch I tried to keep in the oven a few minutes longer. Crumb top apple pie recipe I’m assuming not normal? Help! September 20, 2014 at 9:59pm Reply

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Jaclyn: I probably wouldn’t recommend that just because they may alter the consistency of the cheesecake – maybe if you drained them somehow though, or you could just add the apple pie filling after baking over the top of the crumb layer. Crumb top apple pie recipe easy October 8, 2014 at 6:01pm Reply

Tierza: I just made these and they turned out perfect!! I minced the apples in the slap chop and they cooked to perfection!

Just in time for Canadian Thanksgiving:) Thank you Jaclyn! October 10, 2014 at 8:33am Reply

Jaclyn: I prefer room temperature with these or even cold since the cheesecakes are chilled but it’s just personal preference. Homemade apple crumb pie recipe And I didn’t use any special technique I just poured into a ziploc bag and sniped a corner off then drizzled but a spoon would work fine too. Dutch apple pie crumble topping recipe November 22, 2014 at 3:54pm Reply

Brianna: Hello I just have a few questions I am thinking of making these for thanks giving but I have never made cheesecake before my oven is a little old and temperamental how do I check them to see if they are done? Can the caramel sauce go on then when they go in the fridge? Do you think I could make them Wednesday day and they still be good Thursday night or is it best to make them Thursday morning? November 25, 2014 at 3:38pm Reply

Jaclyn: They should seem set when you wiggle the pan and they should puff up a bit. French apple pie recipe with crumb topping And I think you’d be just fine to make them today to serve tomorrow. Homemade apple pie recipe with crumb topping Happy Thanksgiving! November 26, 2014 at 10:39am Reply

linzi: I was wondering, if I were to use this recipe to make a regular size cheesecake in a spring form pan, how long to bake it for? And if you would still put the streusel topping on before baking or wait until part way through? December 3, 2014 at 1:16pm Reply

Stephanie: I made these mini cheesecakes for thanksgiving and everyone loved them! I was wondering if i could use this same recipe to make a cheesecake for christmas instead of making cupcakes. Crumb topping for apple pie recipe December 21, 2014 at 3:39pm Reply

Vanessa: Hey! Thank you for sharing this recipe, is fantastic. Apple pie recipe with crumb topping I would love to make it for Christmas but I live in Mexico and here don’t sell Graham cookies Could I try another brand? Also I wonder if doubling the ingredients also have to double the cooking time. Easy dutch apple crumb pie recipe Greetings! December 23, 2014 at 12:51pm Reply

Danyka: Hi! I want to make this recipe in a baking cheesecake and double ingredients, but I don’t know which would be the temperature and cooking time for this case. Best apple pie recipe crumb topping Can you help me please? I Already bought all the ingredients 🙁 thank you infinitely December 24, 2014 at 11:04am Reply

Jaclyn: They can definitely be made one or two days in advance the but streusel topping will start to soften a bit so it just depends on whether or not you prefer it crisp. Apple crumb pie recipe food network March 28, 2015 at 6:30pm Reply

Michelle: Just made these last night but as mini cupcakes instead. Best apple crumble recipe ever Oh my goodness! They are HEAVENLY 🙂 and we love that they are bite sized! Thank you so much for this recipe, we will make them over and over! We are picky and have a hard time finding recipes which we love but these are husband approved! Looking forward to make more recipes from your site May 24, 2015 at 11:23am Reply

Sarah J: Thank you for great recipe. Easy apple pie recipe with crumb topping These were a hit at 4th of July party! We used one of those push chopper things to get the apples really mincedup and they cooked completely through. Best homemade apple crumb pie recipe Definately an addition to family cookbook. Apple pie with crumb crust recipe July 4, 2015 at 11:57pm Reply

Kale: Wow! What a great recipe. Recipe for crumb topping for apple pie I have been trying to make these for a few days but I can’t figure out what to do with the remaining 6 mini cheesecakes. French apple pie crumb topping recipe This recipe yields 18 mini cheesecakes and unfortunately my cupcake pan and the one pictured only contain 12 slots for cake cups. Dutch apple pie crumb topping recipe How do I bypass this issue? Buy another pan? Cook two separate batches?I wonder how anyone could have made these without having this same issue. Crumb topping recipe for apple pie Thanks in advance for the advice and as soon a I can figure out what to do with the remaining 6 mini cheesecakes I will post a review. Cranberry apple crumble pie recipe October 11, 2015 at 8:34am Reply

Laura Chipman: These look amazing! I’m going to try to make them for my husband’s birthday. Recipe for apple pie crumble Do you think it would work as a large cheese cake instead of minis? What would you change for the bake time and would you change the temp? October 30, 2015 at 10:07am Reply

Dana: I made these last night and received rave reviews from my coworkers. Best recipe for apple crumb pie They were absolutely delicious and adorable. Crumb crust recipe for apple pie I cooked the apples in a skillet with a lid for a few minutes in the lemon juice, and added a bit of brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the apples before topping off the cheesecake to give them a little more flavor. Crumb topped apple slab pie recipe I can’t wait to make them again! Thank you! November 12, 2015 at 3:27pm Reply

Suzanne Anderson: Every year my mom and I pick a recipe to submit to our county fair. Recipe for apple pie with crumb topping This year I choose your caramel applesauce mini cheesecakes to make and I won first place! Thank you for sharing! These are a huge hit! November 24, 2015 at 4:30pm Reply

Christina Dukes: Hi – I might have missed this in the comments, so I’m sorry if I’m asking again! I actually made these last Thanksgiving – BUT – I had cut my finger open on Thanksgiving Eve (had 11 stitches, cut an artery, and chipped a bone!) and I was taking oxycodone!! So I have a fuzzy memory!!

Actually I was starting to make THESE and didn’t have a hand mixer, used my immersion blender – so I’m sure you can imagine what stupid mistake I made with cream cheese.

** My question is – should I let the caramel sauce cool before adding to the top? I’m thinking I might make the cheesecakes tonight, but I can do the caramel sauce as well and put in fridge – or should I do it tomorrow? Thank you so much – love your recipes! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! November 25, 2015 at 12:53pm Reply

Tyler g: I just made these as a gift last night and they are amazing! Very well balanced treat and fantastic cheesecake. Recipe for dutch apple pie with crumb topping My apples also did not cook all the way even though I minced them, but my fiance and I decided we liked the apples a little crunchy since the cheesecake requires refrigeration anyhow. Dutch apple pie with crumb topping recipe One of the best things I have ever made! November 26, 2015 at 9:17am Reply

Janet: I am making these tonight. Recipe for dutch apple pie crumb topping I made them in mini cup cake tins. Caramel apple pie recipe with crumb topping while I was waiting for the crusts to cool and mixing together the batter I sauteed the apples and added some cinnamon and brown sugar to them in the pan. Dutch apple pie recipe with crumb topping I think this should help them be tender. Fresh apple pie recipe with crumb topping This way they don’t need to cook longer than the mini mini cheese cakes. Recipe for crumb topping apple pie November 27, 2015 at 7:34pm Reply

Tiana: I want to make these for christmas however i don’t have apples. Best crumb top apple pie recipe I was wondering if it would still taste alright if I puree raspberries and used that as a topping? Do you think that’l taste ok with the streusel? December 23, 2015 at 12:07am Reply

Amanda: I want to use the boxed cheesecake mix I know it’s not the same as homemade but how would I use the apples since I am them I don’t want them to be so hard. Recipe for apple pie crumb topping March 21, 2016 at 4:55pm Reply

Dottie: I have been searching all morning for good fall apple dessert recipe. Dutch apple pie with crumb topping recipes We are all trying to watch our weight, but since it’s a special occasion, I wanted a recipe I could half or even quarter to have a single portion per person. Recipe for crumb topping on apple pie This looks like it would be perfect. Recipe apple pie crumb topping Making it this afternoon. Apple pie crumb topping recipe I’ll post my results . Apple pie crumb topping recipe best October 2, 2016 at 11:12am Reply

Katie: Y’all also check out this video with the instructions. French apple crumb pie recipe These are super yummy! especially with apples we picked, we used a mixture of different kinds. Best apple crumb pie recipe super easy to make and easy to eat on the go. Apple pie with crumb topping recipe October 26, 2016 at 2:26pm Reply

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