Cheesecake Stuffed Apples

Photo: Make and Takes

Photo: Make and Takes

Fresh baked apples stuffed with cheesecake goodness!

45 minutes ➽ Serves 4 ➽ Vegetarian

Are you seeking a yummy fall recipe that’ll entice the taste buds and put you in the mood for falling leaves, a crackling fireplace, and a mug of hot apple cider? Look no further than this recipe for Cheesecake Stuffed Apples. A favorite of mine, this recipe has hints of cinnamon, sugar, spice and everything nice for the beginning of spooky season. Feel free to have this with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for extra pops of flavor!

Before you begin preparing the dessert, first you’ll purchase your ingredients. To save you from making the same mistake I did, you should know that there is types of apples that are fantastic for baking purposes. There’s going to be numerous apples available at your local market or grocery store, but you need one that will hold its shape just enough to remain un-mushy, but still melt in the mouth.

I recommend that you use apples such as Russet or Gala, which will retain their shape better. Galas are easy to locate in your grocery store, and any not used for the recipe are perfect for a baking snack. Avoid Red Delicious apples at all cost! Though delicious prior to baking with their soft texture and heavenly sweetness, they will dissolve into a mushy unappetizing mess. Tragic, right? I learned that the hard way, so you don’t have to!

So, what will you need?

Ingredients:

  • 4 baking apples

  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, pure

  • 4 tbsp butter

  • 2 blocks cream cheese

  • 1 graham cracker (Optional Topping)

Are your ingredients, bowls, and measuring spoons ready? Then let’s get this party started and that kitchen smelling heavenly!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, mix together your melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Now, inhale—doesn’t that smell already have your mouth watering a little?

  2. Place apples in a baking dish and brush butter mixture onto apples. (If there is more than you need, you can either put more on the apples or throw it away.) Bake for 20 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until creamy.

  4. Remove the apples from the oven after baked. Spoon your cheesecake mixture into the apples and bake 10 minutes more. Don’t waste any of the cheesecake goodness! Use. It. ALL!

  5. Garnish with cinnamon and crushed graham crackers (if so desired).

  6. Serve to your friends, family, or keep it all to yourself (there’s no shame in it). Enjoy!

Hopefully, your Cheesecake Stuffed Apples will be euphorically delicious! Comment below with your experience, any tricks you’ve discovered along the way, or any similar recipes you’ve made. Till next time—keep being spooky and cozy, my friends!


Sophie Edens is a Creative Writing Major at Ball State University. She enjoys participating with BSU’s marching band, writing both creatively and for journalistic publications, and baking. She got her enjoyment of cooking from her grandmother, aunts, and mom.