Lighter Caramel-Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples

Lighter Caramel-Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples – Baked Apples stuffed with a lightened-up caramel cheesecake mixture and sprinkled with nuts. These are so delicious!!

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This is the story of how I worked a cheesecake into an apple, drizzled it with caramel and kept it at 150 calories, thanks to my new, sweet friend, Born Sweet® Zing™ Baking Blend!

I adore baked apples and it’s not a secret. I have already made 3 trips to the Apple Orchard just this month. I made an Apple Pie CAKE twice this week; I also worked on that Apple Bacon Salad, some caramel dipped apples, as well, and now THIS – Lighter Caramel-Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples. Hallelujah!

I think you’re really going to like this, friends. One of my most happy memories year after year involves me stuffing my face with my mom’s baked apples that were stuffed with raisins, nuts and oats. Yes, truly amazing! Buuuut I’m thinking anything stuffed with cheesecake, including baked apples, kind of wins. Right? RIGHT.

EVEN better when all that goodness is lightened up and made with Zing Baking Blend.

Lighter Caramel-Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples | www.diethood.com | Baked Apples stuffed with a lightened-up caramel cheesecake mixture and sprinkled with nuts.

Zing Baking Blend is made with stevia and pure cane sugar, and has only 5 calories per serving. It gives a sweet taste and is made from real ingredients, nothing artificial.  It bakes and browns like sugar so you can make all your favorite sweets with fewer calories.

Thus, in line with our low calorie foods, let’s break down this deliciousness before us;

5 small apples  = 320 calories
6-ounces fat free cream cheese = 180 calories
1 tablespoon caramel sauce/topping = 50 calories
1 medium egg = 70 calories
¼ cup Zing Baking Blend = 120 calories

1 serving = 1 apple = 148 calories. Music to my ears!

SO! What kind of treats will you bake using Born Sweet® Zing™ Baking Blend? Tell me in the comments and you will be entered to win a $100 Walmart gift card!

 

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Lighter Caramel-Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Baked Apples stuffed with a lightened-up caramel cheesecake mixture and sprinkled with nuts.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 191 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
Ingredients
  • 5 small apples , cored and scooped out (do not cut all the way through)
  • 6- ounces fat free cream cheese , room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon caramel topping
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/4- cup Zing™ Baking Blend
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon caramel for drizzling over the baked apples (optional)
  • chopped nuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Place cream cheese, caramel topping, egg, Zing™ Baking Blend, and apple pie spice in your mixer's bowl; beat until smooth and creamy, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Fill each of the apples 2/3-full with the cheesecake mixture. DO NOT fill to the top.
  5. Transfer prepared apples to previously prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until cheesecake is set.
  7. Remove from oven and let completely cool.
  8. Transfer apples to a serving plate and if desired, top with caramel sauce and chopped nuts.
  9. Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 9

Nutrition Facts
Lighter Caramel-Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 193mg8%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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154 Responses
  1. Stephanie

    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.

  2. Vickie

    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.
    Thanks.

  3. Danyelle

    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!

  4. Marthalynn

    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!

  5. Julie Wood

    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.

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