These gluten free and healthy cheesecake stuffed baked apples are topped with streusel! They are SO quick, easy and delicious – your new favorite treat!
PIN Healthy cheesecake stuffed baked apples
These cheesecakes TOTALLY eliminate the need for utensils and dishes.
BECAUSE The bowl is edible. HELLO
And also pick-up-able. PUT THOSE FINGERS TO WORK.
No fork. No annoyingly-hard-to-clean spring form pan. Just you + creamy cheesecake + crunchy baked apples + COCONUT SUGAR STREUSEL. Kinda like the whole wheat pancakes with apple crisp topping!
You guys know I’m a cheesecake fiend. I love me some blueberry oatmeal with cheesecake swirl or a no bake keto cheesecake recipe for one. But baked INTO an apple? Might just be my most favorite way to cheesecake.
Now streusel. We didn’t even ADDRESS that part!
Not that streusel really needs an introduction to your face right? You’ve had vegan coffee cake before and you know that streusel is little flaky pieces of oatmeal, that are giving a big hug to sweet speckles of brown sugary goodness, and all of that gets cozy with a little butter. DELISH.
What are the best apples to use for baked apples?
Apples are such a great fruit to use in ALL kinds of recipes because they’re just so versatile! Chop them up and toss them in a healthy broccoli apple salad with greek yogurt or bake up a pan of tasty chai apple bars- either way, they add a ton of sweet flavor, vibrant color, and great texture! For THESE stuffed baked apples I’m going to show you today, I recommend using any apples that are large and sweet, so go ahead and take your pick! I’d steer clear of any tart apples such as granny smith.
Cheesecake Stuffed Apples Ingredients
I’m a lover of ALL THINGS cheesecake. I simply can’t get enough of healthy cottage cheese cheesecake and stuffing cheesecake filling into fruit is another go-to to get my cheesecake fix. First, there were cheesecake stuffed strawberries, and now THESE apples and cream cheese! Here’s what you need to make them a reality:
- Low Fat Cream Cheese
- Plain Greek Non Fat Yogurt
- Granulated Sugar
- Egg White
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- Old Fashioned Oats
- Brown Sugar
- Maple Syrup
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How to make Baked Apples
Preheat your oven until it’s hot and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Make the Filling:
Beat together the cream cheese, yogurt, and sugar until smooth in a large bowl. Add in the egg whites and vanilla and beat until well mixed.
Make the Crumble:
In a small bowl, add the oatmeal, brown, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in the melted butter and mix it up until it’s crumbly.
Prepare the Apples:
Halve all of the apples and cut a hole in the center of each apple slice. Rub some brown sugar and sprinkle some cinnamon inside of each one. Place the apples onto the baking sheet you prepared and evenly divide the cheesecake filling between them. Divide the crumble among the apples and sprinkle it on top of the cheesecake filling.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the filling is just set. Remove the pan from the oven and drizzle the apples with the maple syrup. Set your oven to high broil, and pop them back in the oven to broil for 2-3 minutes. Let cool a bit, then DEVOUR!
Cheesecake Stuffed Apples FAQ
If you are vegan, have an allergy to dairy, or simple want to avoid it, you can easily enjoy these apples by using dairy free cream cheese! You’ll still get that creamy, rich cheesecake-y goodness you’re looking for!
If you don’t have brown sugar or want to use something else, feel free to use coconut sugar as it would also work great in this recipe!
One of the great things about this recipe is that you can make them, enjoy them hot, and save the leftovers for another time! They taste amazing whether you enjoy them hot OR cold!
Make sure you head over to Food Fanatic to check out the Cheesecake Baked Apples Recipe as well!
Other Healthy Apple Recipes
For the Cheesecake Filling:
- 1/4 Cup Low Fat Cream Cheese, softened
- 2 Tbsp Plain Greek Non Fat Yogurt
- 2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar, Plus 2 teaspoons
- 2 tsp Egg White
- 1/4 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
For the crumble:
- 1/4 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar, Packed
- dash Cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp Butter, Melted
- Pure Maple Syrup, For drizzling
For the Apples:
- 2 Large apples
- 4 tsp Brown Sugar
- dash Cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
For the cheesecake filling:
- In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, yogurt and granulated sugar until smooth.
- Add in the egg whites, and vanilla and beat until well mixed. Set aside.
For the Oatmeal Crumble:
- In a small bowl, toss together the rolled oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and pinch of cinnamon.
- Stir in the melted butter and mix until crumbly and evenly coated.
For the Apples:
- Cut each apple in half and use a small knife to cut a large hole in the center of each half, being careful to not go all the way through the bottom of the apple! Rub 1 teaspoon of brown sugar in each apple half and sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon.
- Place the apples onto the prepared baking sheet and divide the cheesecake filling evenly between each half, filling to the top.
- Divide the crumble topping evenly between each apple, pressing lightly so that it covers each half.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until the filling just feels set.
- Remove the apples from the oven, and turn it to HIGH broil. Drizzle some maple syrup over all the apples and broil for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Tips & Notes:
- Depending on how big your apples are, you may have a little bit extra filling.
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