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

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

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!Three skinny cheesecake stuffed apples on a plate topped with caramel sauce

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.A can of Zing baking blend

Lighter Caramel-Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples | | 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.Three cheesecake baked apples with caramel sauce and a can of Zing in the background

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!





4.7 from 10 votes

Lighter Caramel-Cheesecake Stuffed Baked Apples

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WW Freestyle: 1
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Baked Apples stuffed with a lightened-up caramel cheesecake mixture and sprinkled with nuts.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 191


  • 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)


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Fill each of the apples 2/3-full with the cheesecake mixture. DO NOT fill to the top.
  • Transfer prepared apples to previously prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until cheesecake is set.
  • Remove from oven and let completely cool.
  • Transfer apples to a serving plate and if desired, top with caramel sauce and chopped nuts.
  • Serve.
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.

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.

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155 Responses
  1. Norma

    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.

  2. 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. Gina M

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

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  4. heather

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. Jess

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

  11. Natalie

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

  12. Kelly Nicholson

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

    ill start with carmel apples thanks

  13. 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!

  14. Trish - Mom On Timeout

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

    1. Katerina Petrovska

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

  15. 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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