This No-bake Caramel Apple Cheesecake Trifle is the best dessert recipe! It's easy to assemble, and the layers of salted caramel, cookie crumbles, sweet cinnamon apples, and creamy cheesecake are rich and delicious.
Any time of the year is perfect for a trifle - the tasty layered dessert! This Caramel Apple Cheesecake Trifle is no exception! You know we're all about Simple Recipes, and this one goes even further with its easy elegance.
With layers of salted caramel sauce, cookie crumbles, sweet cinnamon apples, and creamy cheesecake, it pleases everyone! Trifles are one of those desserts that are not only delicious but also pretty and make a great addition to parties or just a cozy night in.
We are also fans of no-bake desserts like No-Bake Banana Cream Pie and this No-Bake Berry Icebox Cake!
Whenever my kids see a trifle, they know there’s something good in store. They went crazy for this Chocolate Brownie Trifle the first time they saw it, and this Caramel Apple Cheesecake Trifle is no different.
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How To Make A Caramel Apple Cheesecake Trifle
Once you peel and chop your apples, the rest of the recipe comes together pretty quickly. Believe us, that chopping is totally worth the end result!
Sautéing the apples with brown sugar makes them tender and melt in your mouth good.
The layers wouldn't be the same without the creamy cheesecake. Probably my favorite! Well, the apples are darn good, so I don't know!
If you’re planning for a party or get-together, the ingredients can be prepared ahead and then assembled right before, so it’s a great make-ahead option.
We like to make these Crockpot Apples because they're hands-off and taste fantastic in this Apple Trifle Recipe.
How to Serve an Apple Trifle
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We often choose to serve our trifles in little serving cups. However, the yield of the recipe depends upon the size of those serving cups. If on the small to medium side, probably about 8-10. You could also make it in one big trifle dish to serve a crowd and wow them with your culinary skills! (no need to tell them how easy it is 🙂 )
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Amazing Caramel Apple Cheesecake Trifle
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 6 peeled (cored, and chopped apples)
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 ½ cups caramel sauce (homemade or store bought)
- 8 oz cream cheese (at room temperature)
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- lemon zest (optional)
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 45 - 50 Nilla Wafer cookies
- In large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. In large bowl, toss apples with brown sugar, apple pie spice, and ½ tsp. salt. Cook over medium heat until tender and the brown sugar creates a glaze, about 15 -20 minutes. Let cool.
- In a medium bowl, beat the heavy cream, ¼ cup sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla on medium/medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat.
- In another medium bowl, beat cream cheese, remaining sugar and vanilla, salt and lemon zest with a mixer until just combined. Add ½ of the whip cream mixture and beat on medium speed until combined. Refrigerate until ready to assemble.
- Crush cookies into small pieces. Reserve some for garnish.
- To assemble trifle, place 2 tsps. of caramel sauce into bottom of trifle cups. Chill slightly. Sprinkle handful of cookie crumbs over caramel layer. Cover cookie bits with apple mixture. Spread cheesecake mixture over apples with back of spoon or spatula until completely covered. Pour additional caramel sauce over cheesecake mixture and chill until set. Repeat layers of cookie crumbs, apples, and cheesecake mixture. Top each cup with remaining whipped cream.
- Garnish with reserved cookie crumbs and caramel and indulge immediately!
This layered dessert is the perfect combination of taste and texture and couldn't be better with fresh apples!
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Theresa Bradshaw says
Is it a typo or do you really use pumpkin pie spice in this recipe instead of apple pie spice?
Erin Henry says
Good question, Theresa. The two spices are very similar so can often be interchanged. Apple pie spice usually contains cardamom, though. Most people have pumpkin pie spice on hand (Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and ginger), so that's what the recipe calls for. Hope this helps.
My husband fell in love with me all over again when I gave him this on his birthday. ❤
Erin Henry says
We love that! So glad he enjoyed it! You're so sweet to make it for him!
Do you use salted or unsalted butter
Erin Henry says
This recipe is pretty forgiving, so you can use either. Thanks!
Kathy Galvin says
At the risk of asking a foolish question, is your nutritional info for the Apple Cheesecake Trifle for the entire dessert? Thanks!
Erin Henry says
The nutritional information is for a serving, Kathy. Thanks for stopping by.
This sounds amazing!!! Can't wait to try it 🙂
You'll love it Emily! Sweet, cinnamon goodness!
OMG, DROOOOL. This is so simple yet so amazing! Always down for all the cheesecake and all the caramel I can get!
I'm with you! Anything cheesecake...and caramel is a good dessert 🙂 The cinnamon apples are pretty darn good too!
Oh my this looks UTTERLY DELICIOUS!!! I seriously need to try this out! xx
Debbie Kitterman says
OK - you had me won over at the picture - simply delicious looking and then saw it has caramel and I now have to make this!! I love your instructions and pictures. Wow this dessert looks so so good. I found you at #WayWow. I'm pinning this to make next week after going to the store for some supplies.
Thanks so much, Debbie! This one came out so good! Both the pictures and the amazing recipe!
A trifle is my favorite dessert and this one looks exceptional. I never thought about pairing the apples up with cheesecake! I can't decide which one to make first the brownie or the Apple? Perhaps I'll just have to make them both!
I like that idea...make both! These two are classic and it is hard to decide which one is better. These are great at parties...so I have to share and not eat the whole thing myself 🙂
Trifles are pretty and delicious! Apples and cheesecake go together perfectly! Sorry to make your dessert decision so hard 🙂
Oh Dang girl, this is amazing!!!!! I need it right now.
Thanks, Kellie! It's so, so, so good! Dangerously good! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!