Skip to main content

Caramel apple crunch cheesecake

Skip to IngredientsSkip to Method

These no-bake apple cheesecakes are great for when you need dessert without the fuss. They’re crunchy, creamy and packed with flavour.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes, + cooling & chilling time
Caramel Apple Crunch Cheesecake


  • 25g butter
  • 4 tbs caster sugar
  • 2 green apples, peeled, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 250g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) thickened cream
  • 2 tbs icing sugar mixture
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 cups (200g) apple cereal clusters
  • 1 green apple, extra, thinly sliced

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Melt the butter and caster sugar in a frying pan over medium heat. Add apple and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly browned. Transfer to a heatproof bowl to cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill until ready to use.
  2. Step 2

    Use an electric mixer to whisk the cream cheese, cream, icing sugar mixture and lemon juice until thick and creamy.
  3. Step 3

    Divide cereal clusters among four serving glasses. Top with cream cheese mixture and place in the fridge for 3 hours or until set.
  4. Step 4

    Top with apple mixture. Decorate with the fresh apple slices to serve.

Caramel apple crunch cheesecake recipe

When you need a winning dessert that’s quick and easy to make and sure to satisfy a crowd, this delicious no-bake caramel apple cheesecake recipe made with Carman’s Crunchy Clusters is just the thing! Layers of rich, creamy cheesecake filling, fruity oat clusters and sweet caramelised apple combine to create a tempting treat, all served up in individual glasses so your guests can help themselves. The freshness of the green apple contrasts perfectly with the decadent cream cheese filling, while the clusters add texture and crunch.

How to make this caramel apple cheesecake

One of the secrets to this recipe is creating the perfect caramel apple topping for your cheesecake. We’ve used green apples because their tangy and tart flavour softens beautifully when caramelised and offsets the rich, creamy filling. The apples are gently heated with butter and sugar in a pan until tender and lightly browned. Next, prepare the rest of the cheesecake filling by whisking cream cheese, cream and icing sugar mixture, plus a squeeze of lemon juice for a little zing, until thick and creamy. The beauty is, there’s no baking required for this recipe. Just layer the cream cheese filling into individual glasses over a handful of Carman’s Apple Crunchy Clusters then pop in the fridge to chill. Once set, you can add your caramel apple topping.

How to serve caramel apple cheesecake

We’ve topped our caramel crunch cheesecakes with crisp, fresh green apple matchsticks for a pretty garnish. You could also sprinkle them with cinnamon or pour over a caramel sauce. These cheesecakes are ideal to finish your meal with a flourish, or for serving as a sweet canape at your next celebration or cocktail party. They’ll also make a tempting addition to a dessert table. And as you can make them in advance, you can save the stress of preparing them on the day of your event. Magic! 

Now get cooking

For more delightful cheesecake recipes and party dessert ideas, try our Cherry and raspberry frozen cheesecake, the Baked cheesecake tart with caramelised pineapple or the Layered mango mousse with coconut praline