By now you know, Autumn and I? We’ve had a love affair all my life! I love everything about autumn, the weather, the leaves, the sweaters, the pumpkins, the everything! Last year, for the first time, we added the Dessert Cheeseball Entertaining Set – 3 Mixes With Antique Silver Plate Spreader to our Fall Collection – they sold out almost immediately! Ever since then, I’ve had so many emails and calls asking for them again.  Not wishing to disappoint you, {and to be honest also because our family and all our neighbors adore these mixes!} they’re back.  I’ll be sharing a few recipes to make with the mixes, and this one, the Best Caramel Cheesecake Baked Apples, is a huge favorite here.

 

Best Caramel Cheesecake Baked Apples

 

Picking apples is so fun to do, I hope you’ve had the opportunity to do this with your family!  In Europe, as a child, we could gather apples in the orchards near our woods where my aunts and uncles had {and still do} their own vacation cottages.  My aunts made a stellar apple pie, not too sweet, not too sour. They would make applesauce with little chunks of apples inside, and all sorts of delicious apple related treats. {My Mom was a wonderful Mom, but somehow she missed that cooking gene!}

 

Mom could could make baked apples though, so that became my very favorite. Even now a baked apple can make me tear up, remembering my non-culinary Mom making this as a special treat for us in the fall.

 

French apple orchard

 

Best Caramel Cheesecake Baked Apples

 

 

This is why these baked apples with the cheesecake filling are so special to me! They are like my mom’s, but a little improved. And best of all, they are so easy to make with the cheeseball mix. Even my Mom could have made these! {she wouldn’t mind me saying that, honest!}

 

 

 

 

It’s so simple, and so delicious! Over the years I’ve made this when I couldn’t think of a dessert to make in a hurry, and it never disappoints. I mean, apples, cheesecake, and caramel all in one dessert, how can that not be yummy? It’s everything warm and cozy, sweet and creamy for fall. It’s best warm out of your oven, eaten at your fall kitchen table with someone {or more of them!} that you love.

 

The flavor already has a caramel in it, but for extra fall goodness, I always give each apple a helping of hot caramel. It’s fall!

 

Ingredients

  • Caramel Apple Cheeseball & Dessert Mix
  • 4 apples
  • 8 oz. cream cheese

 

 

Directions

    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    • Slice off about 1/2″ off the top of the apples.
    • Remove the core {using a spoon, or knife} leaving about1/2 of apple at the bottom so that the filling doesn’t leak out.
    • Place cored apples and their tops in an 8 x 8 casserole – I use a glass one.pan and place in pre-heated oven.
    • Bake for 30 minutes.

Filling

  • While the cored apples bake, prepare the filling.
  • Combine Cheeseball Mix and cream cheese {reserve the topping for later.}
  • Spoon the mixture into the cored apples and bake for another 5 minutes to allow the cream cheese to warm up.
  • Sprinkle the topping packet onto the apples and replace the tops.
  • For extra goodness, melt a few caramels and drizzle over each apple {or use a bottled caramel sauce.}

Serve warm!

 

 

Best Caramel Cheesecake Baked Apples

 

 

Find Our Dessert Cheeseball Entertaining Set – 3 Mixes with Antique Silver Plate Spreader to make the Best Caramel Cheesecake Baked Apples HERE > We also have a Savory Cheeseball Entertaining Set with an antique silver spreader to try.  I’ll be sharing a recipes for one of those mixes soon during the fall months. Both are in limited quantities because we only have so many antique silver spreaders!

 

Look great while making your fall favorites in one of our linen aprons. These are a great gift, too. Combine with a Cheeseball Entertaining Set for a hostess gift and you will be a fall favorite yourself!

 

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FALL APPLE DESSERT?

 
 

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