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Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples

These rich, sweet, and tasty Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples capture the essence of Fall baking. Freshly picked apples are filled to the brim with a cheesecake filling and crowned with a nutty caramel topping.

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Stuffed Baked Apples Recipe

Friends, it is time to dive into the world of baked apples with a creamy twist! Introducing my Stuffed Baked Apples, where the warm, tender apple pairs deliciously with a light caramel cheesecake filling. If you’re an apple aficionado like me – three visits to the apple orchard this month says it all – then this amazing treat is right up your alley.

I have fond memories of indulging in my mom’s baked apples, which were generously filled with a mix of raisins, nuts, and oats. But imagine elevating that comfort to a new level by introducing the creamy delight of cheesecake into the equation. That’s what we have here – an old-time favorite blended with a timeless dessert classic. Whether you’re craving a dessert that’s nostalgic yet innovative or simply want to impress at a dinner party, these Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples are the way to go. Each bite promises the best of both worlds: the earthy goodness of baked apples and the creamy dreaminess of cheesecake.

Overhead image of a plate with three baked apples stuffed with cheesecake filling and topped with caramel drizzle and nuts.

Why We Love This Baked Apples Recipe

  • Quick & Easy: In just 30 minutes, you can whip up this tasty treat, perfect for impromptu gatherings or to satisfy sudden dessert cravings.
  • Minimal Ingredients: No lengthy shopping lists here! With just a handful of ingredients, you can create this apple dessert.
  • Creamy Twist: The traditional baked apple gets upgraded with a luscious cheesecake filling, offering a unique taste experience.
  • Nostalgic Yet New: While reminiscent of classic baked apples, this recipe introduces a contemporary touch.
  • Perfect for Apple Lovers: If trips to the apple orchard are your thing, this dessert takes the best of the orchard and adds a creamy caramel twist.
Three cheesecake-stuffed apples served on a plate and topped with caramel sauce.

How To Make Baked Stuffed Apples

These baked apples are an easy dessert that delivers big on flavor, making it a standout dish for any Fall gathering. They take very little time to prepare and about 25 more minutes to bake.

Ingredients You’ll Need For Cheesecake Stuffed Apples

  • Apples: Our main star, the apples will be hollowed out to create a pocket for the creamy cheesecake filling.
  • Cream Cheese: Acts as the base for the luscious cheesecake stuffing.
  • Caramel Topping: Provides a sweet and buttery flavor, enhancing the cheesecake mixture.
  • Egg: A binding agent for the filling.
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Apple Pie Spice: Infuses a warm, spicy flavor reminiscent of classic fall desserts.
  • Caramel (for drizzling): Optional, but it intensifies the dessert.
  • Chopped Nuts: Another optional topping that adds crunch and nutty richness to the soft and creamy texture of the baked apple.


  1. Prep Oven & Baking Sheet: Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a baking sheet.
  2. Mix The Filling: Combine cream cheese, caramel topping, egg, sugar, and apple pie spice in a mixer. Beat until creamy.
  3. Prepare Apples: Hollow out each apple, being careful not to cut through. Fill 2/3 of each apple with the cheesecake mixture.
  4. Bake: Place the apples on the baking sheet and bake for 22-25 minutes or until the filling sets.
  5. Cool & Garnish: If desired, top with caramel sauce and nuts and enjoy.
Three cheesecake-stuffed baked apples topped with caramel sauce.

Tips For Successful Stuffed Baked Apples

  • Apple Selection: Choose firm apples that hold their shape during baking, like Honeycrisp, Braeburn, or Granny Smith.
  • Hollowing Technique: Use a melon baller or a small spoon to carefully hollow out the apples. Don’t cut through the bottom to ensure the filling stays inside.
  • Cream Cheese Consistency: Ensure your cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing. This ensures a smoother filling.
  • Variation: Add cinnamon or nutmeg to the filling for extra warmth and flavor.
  • Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Warm them slightly before serving for the best texture and flavor.
  • Garnish: Consider other toppings such as whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or even a sprinkle of sea salt to contrast with the caramel.

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Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples

Katerina | Diethood
Baked Apples stuffed with a caramel cheesecake mixture and topped with nuts.
4.77 from 13 votes
Servings : 5
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 5 small apples, cored and scooped out (do not cut all the way through)
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened, you can also use Neufchatel cheese
  • 1 tablespoon caramel topping
  • 1 medium egg
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar, or any sweetener of choice
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts, for topping, optional
  • 1 teaspoon caramel for drizzling over the baked apples, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place the cream cheese, caramel topping, egg, sugar, and apple pie spice in your mixer's bowl; beat until smooth and creamy, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Fill each apple 2/3-full with the cheesecake mixture. Do not fill to the top.
  • Transfer the apples to the baking sheet and bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until cheesecake is set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Transfer the apples to a serving plate, and if desired, top with chopped nuts and drizzle with caramel sauce.
  • Serve.


  • Choose Firm Apples: Look for varieties like Honeycrisp or Granny Smith to hold the filling without getting mushy. When coring, don’t cut through to the bottom.
  • Room Temp Cream Cheese: Ensure a creamier filling by using cream cheese that’s at room temperature. You can also use reduced-fat versions if desired.
  • Monitor Baking Time: Apples should be tender but not overly soft; adjust cooking time accordingly.
  • Customize Toppings: Feel free to experiment with different toppings like chocolate chips, ice cream, or whipped cream.


Calories: 300 kcal | Carbohydrates: 37 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 0.004 g | Cholesterol: 67 mg | Sodium: 137 mg | Potassium: 250 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 30 g | Vitamin A: 591 IU | Vitamin C: 7 mg | Calcium: 59 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple dessert recipe, baked apples, fall baking ideas
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155 comments on “Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples”

  1. How much Splenda would I use in these instead of the Zing Baking Blend, which contains regular sugar? I really do want to try them but my husband has diabetes and I want him to be able to enjoy them too.

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    trisha @ Salty Side Dish

    I am so going to make these for Christmas this year. Thank you for this amazing recipe idea, nom, nom.

  3. I will make a lighter version of my favorite chocolate chip cookies.

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  4. I would bake the Peanut Butter and Banana Cake recipe from their site using Born Sweet® Zing™ Baking Blend.

  5. These apples look outstanding! Perfect comfort food, I would use Born Sweet Zing Baking blend on my “Muffin Fridays.'” I bring muffins to work every week – well, I did it twice and now I can’t show up without them. 😉 I wouldn’t tell anybody till after they have enjoyed them.

  6. A pumpkin cheesecake would be perfect with Thanksgiving coming up next month! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I would bake caramel apple crumb pie using Born Sweet Zing Baking Blend.
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  8. Your recipe sounds very yummy and I am not familiar with Zing products but will look for it during my next shop.
    Fall commences baking season in my home…
    Caramel apples, fudge, cakes, breads, cookies and pies..can’t wait to fill our home with the smells of cinnamon, pumpkin, caramel, nutmeg, and caramel.

  9. I have to be honest I really want to try these Caramel-Cheesecake stuffed baked Apples, they sound and look amazing. Cheesecake+baked apples, how did I not think go this? Brilliant!

  10. I’ll use the Born Sweet® Zing™ Baking Blend to make their cinnamon apple muffins. They look tasty!

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    Michelle | A Latte Food

    These look so amazing that I would eat them even if they weren’t so low in calories! I’ve never seen Zing before, but I’ll definitely be looking into it!

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    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    One of my favorite things to do in the fall is go apple picking, and I haven’t been this year! There is just nothing like fresh apples right off the tree! I need to try this…I am betting it would be a huge hit with my kids! Pinning!

  13. I would start with these apples because they look delicious, and then try it in my sweet potato pretzels recipe!

  14. I would love to use Born Sweet Zing Baking Blend to make some oatmeal chocolate chip butterscotch cookies and apple muffins.

  15. This reminded me that I need to make baked apples this fall. I love the idea of stuffing them. So yummy!

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    Kelly Nicholson

    What kind of treats will you bake using Born Sweet® Zing™ Baking Blend?

    ill start with carmel apples thanks

  17. This sounds perfect! Besides using it to sweeten my coffee and tea, I bet it would be perfect in my cookies and cakes. Perfect timing, because holiday baking is just around the corner. Can’t wait to try this!

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout

    Everything you make just looks SO GOOD Kate! What a beautiful dessert! I would totally make cookies, because, duh, chocolate!

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      Katerina Petrovska

      Aw! Thanks BETH!! ♥ It’s an old, rusted, scratched ‘n stuff baking sheet. hahaha 😀 #foodbloggerprops 😉

  19. OK baking cheesecake inside of an apple is nothing short of pure, evil genius. I am so making this!

  20. My Dad has Diabetes and it runs in my family so I am always looking for healthier dessert recipes and I like the Born Sweet Zing Baking blend to make my Red Velvet Cupcakes and Cinnamon Apple Muffins.

  21. I haven’t seen Zing at my grocery store. Need to check it out. These stuffed apples look divine.

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