No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfaits


No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfaits don’t require turning on your oven and are much easier to eat than traditional caramel apples on a stick.

No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfaits

Can you feel it? The weather is finally cooling down. I am now forced to wear a light jacket in the mornings when I wake up and in the evenings when I go for a walk at the park. I went shopping at a farm last week where it was winter squash heaven (and ironically next to the watermelon). I already went apple picking this month and am a little embarrassed to admit how many pumpkin spice lattes I’ve drank so far (and not all from Starbucks). It’s no secret that I’ve been ready for fall all month, and now Mother Nature finally caught up on her calendar. Well, technically tomorrow, but today I am celebrating along with Sunday Supper all things fall. The ingredient of the month in my kitchen is apples, and there are two standard apple dessert recipes in the U.S. – apple pie and caramel apples.

It’s funny. I love caramel. I love apples. However, I do not love caramel apples on a stick, mainly because that sticky, hard caramel is difficult to eat, and who wants to struggle while trying to eat? But if I have the chance to put apples and caramel sauce together along side cheesecake, I’m taking it. Seriously, I should just rename this blog Cheesecake Moosey. Whether you don’t want to make a whole cheesecake, feel a little intimidated baking one, or simply want an easy dessert without turning on your oven, these No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfaits are the perfect treat to celebrate fall.

No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfaits

I have two cheesecake recipes that I always go to – my baked cheesecake recipe and my no bake cheesecake recipe. Simple enough, right? That’s the beauty of developing recipes. You take a trusted base recipe and tweak it until your heart’s desire. My heart desired caramel apple cheesecake parfaits.

No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfaits

I will admit piping the cheesecake filling straight from the fridge was a little difficult as it firms up when chilled. The best solution is to let it sit at room temperature for about 15-30 minutes or until soft enough to pipe. Of course you don’t need to make fancy parfaits if you don’t want to wait. Just spoon the filling into a glass or bowl then top with the caramel apples.

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No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfaits

Plan ahead to make these parfaits as the cheesecake mixture needs to be refrigerated for at least 4 hours or overnight.

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1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Caramel Apples
1 cup chopped, peeled apples
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons caramel sauce (homemade or store bought)


  1. Make the cheesecake: In a mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form (when you pull the beaters straight up, peaks form without falling over).
  2. In another mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy, 2-3 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Fold in the whipped cream. Chill at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Make the caramel apples: In a large saucepan, bring apples, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes or until the apples soften. Remove from the heat and stir in caramel sauce. Let cool 15 minutes.
  4. To assemble: Remove the cheesecake mixture from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes or until soft enough to pipe. Spoon the filling into a piping bag and pipe some of the mixture into the bottom of a small serving glass. Add some of the caramel apples on top then pipe more cheesecake on top. Keep layering until the glass is full. Repeat with a second glass. Alternatively you can spoon and layer the parfaits into a glass or bowl. Serve immediately.


Want more fall dessert recipes?

No Bake Caramel Swirl Apple Butter Cheesecake

Caramel Apple Butter Cheesecake Dip

Apple Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream (served in apple bowls)

Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Pizza

Apple Nachos

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  1. Carla — this is MY kind of baking! Michael loves all things apple, so I’m planning to surprise him with these for dessert very soon. Love that they’re simple enough to whip up even on a weeknight!!

  2. Nice looking. tasty, and quick to make on the hectic days, Perfect!

  3. In our house, this is definitely 2 servings. Maybe 1. They look fabulous!!

  4. I love cheesecake; it is my fave sweet! This recipe looks perfect for Fall!

  5. Oh, my gosh, Carla, these look to.die.for! Apples and caramel is one of my favorite dessert combinations!

  6. I love that this has all of my favorite fall flavors, but I don’t need to mess with an oven!

  7. This is so cool! I love the parfait/cheesecake idea. So much easier and super pretty!

  8. I love the no bake part! I’m ready for these fall flavors!

  9. I’m the same way–I love apples, I love caramel, but I do not care for caramel apples. I would, however, LOVE one of these parfaits! As soon as I get my hands on some apples, I am making these!

  10. Yumm! So simple, so delicious!

  11. Yes, please. No bake cheesecake + caramel apples? This is like my dream fall dessert.

  12. I know! Caramel apples are a disaster to eat even though they taste good its just too much mess/work. This is a very good alternative.

  13. These are perfect for my still really hot weather, Carla. I’m trying to pretend it’s fall.

  14. These are gorgeous!! I love cheesecake anything!

  15. You are DEFINITELY the queen of cheeecake, Carla!

  16. Hi Carla,

    Your delicious recipe has been nominated as one of the “Top 100 Best Apple Recipes of 2014 for National Apple Month”. You and your readers can vote for it here: (position #56 – random order).

    Happy National Apple Month! :)

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