Healthier Apple Pie Cheesecake. My healthy apple pie cheesecake is no bake and super easy to make!
My Healthier Dairy Free Apple Pie Cheesecake Recipe is:
- Easy to make!
- No bake
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
I created this healthier apple pie cheesecake randomly when I was trying to figure out what to do with leftover cookies. Then I thought, I could make a pie crust with it! I looked at the fall apples on my counter and wanted to make an apple pie , but didn’t have enough for a whole pie. So the Healthy Apple Pie Cheesecake with a Cookie Crust was born! It was so delicious and a nice healthier spin!
Apple pie cheesecake just like cheesecake factory, but healthier!
TIPS TO MAKE THE BEST APPLE PIE CHEESECAKE RECIPE
MAKE SURE TO USE RAW (NOT ROASTED OR SALTED!!) CASHEWS. Raw cashews are not only healthier, but they blend into a smooth and creamy raw cheesecake.
SOAK YOUR CASHEWS OVERNIGHT. Soaking the cashews allows them to soften and blend into a delicious creamy texture.
SOFTEN DATES FOR 30 MINUTES IN HOT WATER BEFORE BLENDING. They will blend into your cheesecake filling way better if you soak them and soften the tough date skin.
USE A SPRING FORM PAN. This will make it way easier to get your pie out after freezing it!
ADD COLLAGEN POWDER FOR EXTRA FLAVORLESS PROTEIN IN YOUR CHEESECAKE. If you want an extra protein kick in your healthy cheesecake recipe!
FREEZE CHEESECAKE OVERNIGHT TO SET. My no bake apple pie cheesecake will have the best serving texture if you let it set overnight in the freezer.
THAW AT ROOM TEMPERATURE FOR 15-30 MINUTES BEFORE SERVING. Thaw frozen raw cheesecake to get a perfectly creamy cheesecake texture.
STORE APPLE TOPPING SEPARATELY AND ADD WHEN YOU SERVE THE CHEESECAKE. Apples do not freeze well, so store them in the fridge separately.
HOW TO MAKE MY EASY NO BAKE APPLE PIE CHEESECAKE
Step 1: soak cashews
Soaking the cashews allows them to soften and blend into a delicious creamy texture. I usually soak mine in a glass container overnight. But, in a pinch, you can soak them for 1 hour in hot water while you prepare the rest of your recipe.
At the same time, you can throw in 4 dates to soak too. This helps soften the tough skin of the dried date and allows it to blend smooth into your cheesecake filling later.
Step 2: make the cookie crust
To make the cookie crust, put 10 broken cookies in a blender along with 4 tablespoons of melted coconut oil. Pulse until it resembles crumbs.
Press the crust into the bottom of your spring-form pan. If you don’t have one you can find the one I use on the kitchen gadgets page of my amazon shop account.
Step 3: make the apple pie cheesecake filling
In a blender or food processor add: the soaked cashews, vanilla extract, ¼ cup melted coconut oil, ½ cup soy milk, 4 dates, a dash of sea salt, and 2 scoops of collagen. Blend until it is smooth and creamy.
Pour the cheesecake mixture over your cookie layer. Place in the freezer and freeze for at least 2 hours, preferably over night if you have the time. This lets the cheesecake firm up.
Step 4: Make your healthier apple pie cheesecake topping
Peel, core, and chop your 4 apples. You can use any kind of apple that you have on hand.
Heat a small pan over medium heat. Add the apples, 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice, and the 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Cook just until apples have softened. Do not overcook them or they will start to turn into apple sauce.
HOW TO SERVE NO BAKE APPLE PIE CHEESECAKE
Take the cheesecake from the freezer, remove the edge from the spring-form pan. Make sure you run a warm butter knife along the edge of the spring-form pan before opening it to ensure your pie stays in tact! Next top with your apple pie topping. It is now ready to be enjoyed!
HOW TO STORE APPLE PIE CHEESECAKE
You can store this in the refrigerator for up to 5 days! Make sure it is completely covered, any exposed edges could cause it to dry out.
Or, store it pre-sliced in the freezer in an airtight container lined with parchment paper for up to a month.
Frequently asked questions about my healthy apple pie cheesecake.
WHAT KIND OF COOKIES SHOULD I USE FOR A HEALTHY COOKIE CRUST?
Use any kind that you like! Make sure to choose gluten free and/or dairy free if you are gluten or dairy sensitive. Look for an added sugar content of less than 3 grams per cookie.
HOW DO I MAKE DAIRY FREE APPLE PIE BARS INSTEAD OF A ROUND CHEESECAKE?
Simply use any square or rectangular pan instead of the spring form pan. The larger the pan, the thinner your cheesecake bars will be.
HOW DO I MAKE MINI APPLE PIE CHEESECAKE INSTEAD?
Use either mini silicone tart molds, or use muffin tins lined with muffin papers to prevent sticking.
HOW DO YOU THICKEN A NO BAKE CHEESECAKE?
If you want to thicken your cheesecake add half the liquid ingredients first and test the texture. Add more to the consistency you want.
If you have already combined all the ingredients, add arrowroot or cornstarch mixed with warm water 1 tablespoon at a time to get to the right consistency.
More Healthy Apple Fall Dessert Recipes:
- Sugar Free Crockpot Apple Butter
- Healthy Apple Crisp with Oats and Almond Flour
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins Dairy Free
Looking for more pie? Try more healthy pie recipes!
- Gluten Free Pie Crust
- Almond Flour Pie Crust
- Wheat Flour Pie Crust
- Chocolate Pudding Pie
- Healthy Pumpkin Pie
- Vegan Key Lime Pie
- Vegan Coconut Banana Cream Pie
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Healthier Apple Pie Cheesecake with a Cookie Crust
- Food processor
- Spring form pan
- Frying pan
For the chocolate chip cookie crust:
- 10 chocolate chip cookies any kind will work
- 4 tablespoon coconut oil melted
For the apple pie cheesecake filling:
For the maple caramel apple topping:
- 4 apples
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- In a high powered blender or a food processor, process the chocolate chips with 4 Tablespoons melted coconut oil. Press the cookie mixture to the bottom of a spring form pan. Place in the freezer as you prepare your other ingredients.
- Blend the soaked cashews, vanilla extract, remaining melted coconut oil, milk, pitted dates, collagen powder, and sea salt. Pour cheesecake filling over the crust and place back in the freezer.
- You will want to freeze this until it is firm, approximately 2 hours but preferably overnight.
- To prepare the topping, peel, core & chop the apples into bite sized chunks. Cook the apple chunks in a pan over medium heat with the apple pie spice and maple syrup until the apples are soft and the maple syrup is slightly thickened.
- Thaw cheesecake about 15 mins at room temperature.
- Pour the apples over the cheese cake and slice into 12 pieces.