Caramel Apple Dessert

49  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 5 hr 15 min total
  • 16 servings

Each layer's better than the last, from the crunchy crust to the sweetened cream cheese, vanilla pudding and, finally, fresh bites of apple topped with caramel and peanuts.

Caramel Apple Dessert Recipe

Ingredients

  • 60 NILLA Wafers, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3-1/4 cups milk, divided
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
  • 2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping, divided
  • each red and green apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts, chopped

Instructions

  • Mix  wafer crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan. Beat cream cheese, sugar and 1/4 cup milk with mixer until well blended. Stir in 1 cup COOL WHIP; spread over crust.
  • Beat  pudding mixes and remaining milk with whisk 2 min. Stir in 1/4 cup caramel topping. Spoon over cream cheese layer; top with remaining COOL WHIP.
  • Refrigerate  5 hours or until firm. Top with apples, nuts and remaining caramel topping just before serving.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseDessert can be a part of a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions.

Keep Apples from Turning BrownAfter cutting the apples, minimize browning by dipping them in 1 cup of water mixed with 1 Tbsp. lemon juice before adding to dessert.

How to Store DessertStore leftovers in an airtight container in refrigerator.

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Nutrition Information

16 servings

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 320 
    • Total fat 16 g
    • Saturated fat 9 g
    • Cholesterol 35 mg
    • Sodium 370 mg
    • Carbohydrate 40 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 29 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 8 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 10 %DV
    • Iron 2 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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