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These Apple Pie Cheesecake Bites combine a buttery graham cracker crust, a smooth and creamy cheesecake filling, topped with a sweet cinnamon streusel, and finished with warm tender cinnamon apples.  Make these single serve cheesecakes in a standard muffin pan in under an hour.  This fall dessert is perfect in every way possible!

Other apple recipes to try are Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake, Cinnamon Apple Scones, Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, Apple Dumplings, Apple Cinnamon Crisp, and Caramel Apple Cider.

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APPLE PIE CHEESECAKE BITES

Fall is officially here and what a better way to embrace this time of year than with homemade apple pie cheesecake bites? These mini Apple Pie Cheesecakes are simple, straightforward, and at only a few bites each, perfect for portion control.

Imagine the combination of Homemade Apple Pie Filling made with fresh apples, a buttery streusel, and a Graham Cracker Crust between a decadent cheesecake filling! These are packed with Fall flavors in one amazing dessert and you’ll especially love these if you’re a pie and cheesecake lover. 

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Apple Pie Cheesecake Bites are bursting with classic autumn apple flavors and are full of texture. Made with a buttery graham cracker crust, a rich and velvety spiced traditional cheesecake filling, and topped with crunchy cinnamon sugar streusel and flavorful apple pie filling. It will be love at first bite- I promise!

These bites are truly hard to resist. Plus, they are made in a regular muffin pan so each cheesecake bite is a single serving. This makes them easy to eat, great for sharing, and the perfect portable fall dessert for any holiday gathering.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • These Apple Pie Cheesecake Bites are mini and made in a muffin pan instead of a springform pan.
  • This is an easy recipe and is a great way to use apples during the Fall.
  • Theres no water bath required. Woo hoo!
  • Made with 4 delicious layers including graham cracker crust, a classic cheesecake filling, streusel, and apple pie topping.

Some of my other favorite desserts include, classic mini cheesecakes, my easy to customize Funfetti ‘Dunkaroo bites, and an Oreo lovers favorite bite. Add these all to a platter to make the ultimate bite size dessert plate, that will surely be a crowd pleaser at any event!

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INGREDIENTS

  • Cinnamon graham crackers
  • Melted Butter
  • Sugar
  • Cream cheese
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Nutmeg 
  • Clove
  • All-purpose flour
  • Oats
  • Brown sugar
  • Apples

Cinnamon graham crackers: Used to make the homemade graham cracker crust. To make graham cracker crumbs, place in food processor and blend until fine crumbs form. If you do not have a food processor, feel free to place crackers in a Ziplock bag and crush with a mallet or rolling pin.  

Cream cheese: Use brick-style cream cheese; not cream cheese spread. Full fat cream cheese is preferred, though low fat works too. Don’t use fat free.

Vanilla extract: Use pure vanilla extract; not imitation. Vanilla extract provides flavor but also brings out the flavors

Oats: Whole old-fashioned oats work best but quick oats can be used if that’s all you have on hand.  

Apples: Firmer apples are traditionally used in baked dishes. Avoid soft and mealy apples. For a richer flavor profile, use a mix of tart and sweet apples. The best tart apples for baking are: Granny Smith, Braeburn, Jonathan, and Pacific Rose. The best sweet apples for baking are: Jazz, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, and Fuji. 

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HOW TO MAKE APPLE PIE CHEESECAKE BITES

STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a REGULAR cupcake baking pan and evenly divide graham cracker mixture amongst 12 cups. Firmly press graham cracker mixture with a spice jar to form a crust. Set aside.

STEP TWO: In a medium bowl, cut chilled butter. Add flour, oats, sugars, and cinnamon. Mix ingredients until topping is coarse, sandy, or pebble texture. Set aside.  

STEP THREE: In a large bowl on medium speed of hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, spices, and vanilla extract until smooth. With a tablespoon, spoon the cheesecake batter evenly on top of the graham cracker crust. Top cheesecake layer with streusel topping and bake for 16-20 minutes or until middle is set. Allow cheesecakes to cool on a wire rack; removing paper wrappers when safe to handle. Top cooled cheesecakes with warmed cinnamon apples and enjoy!

STEP FOUR: Place butter and apples in a fry pan or large skillet over medium heat; stirring occasionally. Add sugars and spices to apples and cook until apples are tender. Remove from heat and top mini cheesecakes with warmed apples. 

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HOW TO SERVE APPLE PIE CHEESECAKES

Serve Warm or Cold: You can serve these mini apple pie cheesecake bites warm or cold. I suggest chilling the cheesecakes for at least an hour so the cheesecake has a little bit of time to set. I love serving the chilled cheesecakes with warm apple filling on top!

My Favorite Way: The best way to serve these cheesecakes is with a dollop of cool whip, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream on top. It truly makes the perfect dessert.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake: add a drizzle of caramel sauce over the homemade pie filling.

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS

Leftover cheesecake bites can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container or cover dish tightly with plastic wrap for up to 7 days.

Fully baked bites can be frozen by individually wrapping each cheesecake and placing in an airtight container. Will last in the freezer for up to 6 months. When ready to eat, remove frozen mini cheesecake, thaw overnight in the refrigerator, and enjoy! 

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CAN I MAKE APPLE PIE CHEESECAKE BITES AHEAD OF TIME?

Prepare graham cracker crust and cheesecake filling up to 2-3 days in advance. Cover unbaked cheesecakes and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

When ready to bake, make streusel topping and top each cheesecake with streusel topping and bake according to recipe. While cheesecakes are baking, make the warmed cinnamon apples and top when cheesecakes are removed and cooled from the oven. 

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CAN I MAKE THESE CHEESECAKE BITES SUPER MINI?

Of course! 

You can use a 24-count mini muffin pan. Follow the recipe as written and press 1 teaspoon of crust mixture into each mini muffin line. Pour filling evenly into each and sprinkle each with streusel topping. Bake time will be around 10 minutes. Yields 40-50 super mini cheesecakes

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CAN I MAKE THESE GLUTEN FREE?

Sure can! 

Use gluten free cinnamon graham crackers and crush into a fine crumb to create the crust. For the streusel topping, use your favorite gluten-free oats and gluten free all-purpose flour. 

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Apple Pie Cheesecake Bites

These apple pie cheesecake bites combine a buttery graham cracker crust, a smooth and creamy cheesecake filling, topped with a sweet cinnamon streusel, and finished with warm tender cinnamon apples.  Make these single serve cheesecakes in a standard muffin pan in under an hour.  This fall dessert is perfect in every way possible!
4.28 from 58 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake bites, mini cheesecake bites
Prep Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 cheesecakes

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups cinnamon graham crackers
  • 3 Tbsp. butter; melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Cheesecake Filling

  • 16 oz. cream cheese; softened (2 packages)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves

Cinnamon Streusel

  • 6 Tbsp. butter; chilled and cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Cinnamon Apple Topping

  • 2 apples; skinned and diced
  • 2 Tbsp. butter; melted
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves

Instructions

To make the Graham Cracker Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a food processor, combine the graham crackers, sugar and melted butter. Process for a few minutes until the mixture turns into a crumb-like consistency. Line a REGULAR cupcake baking pan with paper liners and evenly divide the graham mixture among 12 cups. With a spice jar, firmly press onto the graham mixture to form a crust. Set aside.

To make the Cinnamon Streusel

  • With a pastry knife or a fork, cut the chilled butter in a medium bowl. Add the flour, oats, sugars and cinnamon. Mix the ingredients together until the streusel is a coarse, sandy or pebble texture. Set aside.

To make the Cheesecake filling

  • In a large mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon with an electric mixer until smooth. With a tablespoon, spoon the mixture evenly on top of the crusts. Evenly distribute the struesel topping on the cheesecakes and bake for 16-20 minutes or until the middles are set. Let the cheesecake cool and remove paper wrappers. Top with cinnamon apples and enjoy!

To make the Cinnamon Apples

  • Heat a medium frying pan on medium-high heat. Add butter and apples, cook for a few minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add sugars and spices to the apples and cook until apples are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat add apples on top of cooked cheesecake bites.
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Last updated July 21, 2022. Originally posted October 4, 2021 By Kathryn Donangelo

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33 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This taste so delicious and really flavorful! So easy to make as well, thanks a lot for sharing this amazing apple cheesecake bites recipe! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

  2. 5 stars
    OMG! These little bites of apple cheesecake were heavenly! I loved the smaller size. This will be my go to recipe every year in the fall.

  3. 5 stars
    This looks and sounds delicious. I will definitely be making it this weekend. I always struggle to find good apple desserts, so this will be a treat!

  4. 5 stars
    These bites are so good, I had to stop myself from indulging in them! They are the perfect treat and the crust is delicious!

  5. 5 stars
    These were so delicious! The crust, cheesecake and filling were each so delicious! I’m definitely making these for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    Oh my! I made these for a little party and they were just incredible! They were a huge hit. Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. Can I make these the day before? If so, should i wait until they are ready to be served to make the apple mixture and top the cheesecakes with the apples?

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Sara, yes you can definitely make these ahead of time 🙂 Follow these instructions:
      Prepare graham cracker crust and cheesecake filling up to 2-3 days in advance. Cover unbaked cheesecakes and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
      When ready to bake, make streusel topping and top each cheesecake with streusel topping and bake according to recipe. While cheesecakes are baking, make the warmed cinnamon apples and top when cheesecakes are removed and cooled from the oven.

  8. 5 stars
    I’ve made plenty of apple crisps in my life but I’ve never made a cheesecake, too much water bath fear. I found this recipe when I was looking for a great 4Th of July treat for my family, and thanks so much for creating it!!
    We doubled the apples, and spices, because we all love apples and everyone got to top their own.
    They are wonderful!!! I just had one at 10 pm the next night. It was chilled and honestly so tasty I want one of the last two.
    This recipe is a keeper! Thank you!!!

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Shari! Thank you so much for letting me know you loved these cheesecake bites and for your review 🙂 I love that your family enjoyed them too. Doubling the apple topping is a great idea!

  9. These look so delicious! Has anyone tried making these as minis? I’d like to use a mini muffin pan and use these for a fall charcuterie board.

  10. 5 stars
    This is the best recipe for Thanksgiving as I am in charge of the desserts! I’d made this one other time, and was harassed for months to make them again. I did one thing outside of this recipe, and I hope you give it a go. I added 1/2 teaspoon of apple extract to the cheesecake mix and 1/4 teaspoon (a few drops) to the apple topping while cooking. It smelled wonderful! Family and friends exclaimed how incredible it was to taste the graham crust separate from the cheesecake filling. The apple extract was the key for adding an exclamation point to the word ‘apple’!

  11. These were absolutely delicious and loved by all! 5 stars!
    Just wondered if you had ever made them in a mini cheesecake tin and how to adjust the time accordingly?
    Thank you!