No-Bake Mini Apple Cheesecakes

3.5 from 102 votes

Easy and simple seasonal dessert is a crowd pleaser!

So, you’ve returned from your apple-picking excursion with a bundle of fruit, but aren’t quite confident in your baking skills? This no-bake recipe will have you turning out dessert in no time. These mini apple cheesecakes are delicious, and their presentation is so gorgeous that you’ll want to invite guests over just to have a chance to serve them. Plus, with all clean eating ingredients, these mini portions of sweet indulgence are guilt-free!

3.5 from 102 votes

No-Bake Mini Apple Cheesecakes

Indulge in this scrumptious dessert, guilt-free! These sweet treats are made with healthy ingredients, but are absolutely drool-worthy.
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 1 ramekin
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 2 apples large, peeled, cored, and diced (recommend Golden Delicious or Braeburn)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons blonde coconut sugar
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2/3 cup fat-free cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt plain, fat-free
  • 4 dates no sugar added
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves (about 18)

Instructions

  • Add diced apples, 1 teaspoon coconut sugar, salt, and cinnamon to a medium pot, cover, and cook on medium heat just until apples begin to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until tender, approximately 30 minutes. Be careful not to turn into applesauce. Allow to cool to room temperature before adding to dessert dishes.
  • While apples are cooking, in a medium mixing bowl add softened cream cheese, yogurt, and remaining coconut sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Add dates to a food processor and pulse until finely diced. Add walnuts and continue to pulse just until a coarse crumb consistency and combined with dates.
  • Evenly layer to each dessert dish, walnut mixture, cream cheese, and lastly cooked apples. Sprinkle any remaining walnut mixture over the top.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1ramekin | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 24mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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18 Comments

  1. Question – The first step says to cook on medium heat until apples begin to boil. But there's no liquid, is there?
    Also – could I use Truvia instead of coconut sugar?

    1. Hi Erin,

      The apples produce liquid when cooking. If you prefer they have additional liquid, feel free to add 1-2 teaspoons water while they are cooking. You can use Truvia if you prefer, but it's
      so good with coconut sugar. I love coconut sugar because it's unrefined and has a low-glycemic index. Thanks! 🙂

  2. Hello,
    Excuse my english, as it is not my native language.
    My husband hates dates, what would you recommend I use instead?
    Thanks a lot!

    1. Hi Marie! You an substitute raisins instead of dates, or any dried fruit. You can also choose to leave them out all together.

  3. another question on sugar…..have you ever used monkfruit sweetener? if so, how much would you add? Box says one packet equals 1/ 1/2 teaspoons. It also says its twice as sweet as sugar. Thoughts? I thought of making this for St. Patricks Day and addding a little green food coloring to the cream cheese

    1. Hi Jan, I’m not super familiar with monkfuit sweetener. For this recipe, I would recommend making as directed without any substitutions.

    1. Jenna, We used a 1/2 cup size mini glass for the cheesecakes, hence “mini” cheesecakes. Because the glass is small, you will layer each ingredient twice. It explains more in the instructions. Happy you enjoyed the cheesecake!

  4. Hi, I don’t see dates in the recipe ingredients, although you name them in the instructions. How many dates then for this recipe?
    Also, In the photograph there are small translucent balls. It looks like quinoa or tapioca balls??

    1. Marinda, It mentions dates in the ingredients as well. There are 4 dates used in the recipe. What you’re seeing are the dates and walnuts combined. Enjoy!

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