Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Happy Halloween! Smile

So is anyone dressing up this year?  Brandon and I haven’t dressed up for Halloween in 3 years!  We’re pretty boring, huh?

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This was the last time we dressed up: Halloween 2009.  We had just started dating.  I took the easy way out dressed up like Tim Tebow (I even had the Phil 4:13 in my eye black!), while Brandon stole his brother’s old clothes dressed up as a tourist.

Although we aren’t dressing up, we are looking forward to handing out candy to the neighborhood children.  It will be fun to see all of them dressed up!

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats

Breakfast:

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A smoothie made with organic 1% chocolate milk, 1/2 a frozen banana, a little peanut butter, ice, and lots of spinach.

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Half of a whole-wheat bagel with cream cheese.

Morning snack:

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A pack of almonds +

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dried apricots.

Lunch:

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A grilled cheese made with American cheese and a few slices of chicken breast, served with tomato soup and a kosher dill pickle.

Afternoon snack:

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I finally tried the Chobani chocolate chunk yogurt.  And I have to say, I’m a fan!

Dinner:

chicken lasagna

Two pieces of chicken lasagna.  This is an old picture … I was too lazy to take another.  But go check out the recipe.  This one is definitely a favorite in our house.  I ended up making two lasagnas this time, so that I could freeze one for quick meals in the upcoming weeks!

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And finally, I wanted to share another dessert recipe.  I shared this recipe on my friend Lindsay’s blog last year, but since she (sadly) has taken a break from blogging, I wanted to be sure that all of my current readers had the opportunity to try this delicious dessert!

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake. Red heart  Incredibly easy, and always a hit at any party!

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

(Slightly adapted from this recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 1 (21 oz.) can apple pie filling
  • 1 store-bought graham cracker crust (I believe it’s about 9 inches round)
  • 2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese, brought to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup caramel topping (plus more for serving)
  • Chopped walnuts

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Measure out 3/4 of a cup of the apple pie filling and set to the side for later. Pour the rest of the filling into the bottom of the graham cracker crust.
  • Put cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon into a mixer. Beat until smooth.
  • Add eggs and continue mixing until completely blended.
  • Pour mixture into crust.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes. The center of the cheesecake should look set. Let the cheesecake cool to room temperature.
  • After the cheesecake has cooled, pour the remaining filling and the caramel into a saucepan. Heat at medium-low heat for about a minute, stirring continuously.
  • Spread the mixture evenly over the cheesecake.
  • Sprinkle chopped walnuts over the caramel mixture.
  • Let refrigerate overnight (or at least for several hours) before serving.

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This should be called “cheesecake for dummies” (which is the reason why I can make it!).  It’s so simple, but it tastes like it took hours to make!

Question for ya …

Best thing you’ve eaten this week?

Favorite type of cheesecake?

Any smoothie recipes you’re loving recently?  Please share!

If you’re dressing up for Halloween, tell me about your costume!

 

 

 

 



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34 Responses to Caramel Apple Cheesecake

  1. Lot-o-choc

    that cheesecake looks amazinggg!
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  2. Eating 4 Balance

    You will definitely have to report back with the cutest Halloween costume you saw! I have only ever passed out candy once, because we only lived in town for a short period of time. Now we live in the country by the woods. No one would ever walk that far just for candy… Haha. :)

    Some of my friends are dressing up as Batman villains– The Riddler and his Hench”woman” and The Mad Hatter and Poison Ivy. I just passed one of them in the hallway and apparently they stayed up all night making their costumes. Lol.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Our neighbors have 6 month old twins, and they dressed them up in these poofy green dinosaur costumes. I think they were the cutest all night! ;)

  3. Leslie

    Vanilla chocolate chunk Chobani is the best!!! I will definitely be trying that cheesecake!

  4. Jessie

    i want that cheesecake like NOW! I’m so glad you posted the recipe :)

    I eat a new smoothie almost daily, but today was strawberry & cherries. It was pretty tasty!
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  5. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    Oh wow that cheesecake looks amazing. Lov the combination of apples and caramel…yum!
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  6. amy @ fearless homemaker

    We’re not dressing up this year for the first time – we go to a big costume party every year but we’re just too exhausted after a busy day (on Saturday) to attend this year. No biggie, though! We’re looking forward to seeing the kiddos tonight, too. And YUM to that cheesecake!
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  7. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie

    I love chocolate chunk yogurt! And caramel apple cheesecake sounds heavenly!
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  8. Christi McGuire

    Wow, it’s so weird to see the high chair in the back of the picture from 2009!! Now you need to get your own high chair! ;) BTW, Mia is pretty insistent that you dress up like a butterfly. So we better see pics of Kristen the Butterfly tonight! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahahha I’m just now seeing this message. Sorry Mia, but the only thing I wore on Halloween night was a sweatshirt and scrub pants. I was a bum! ;)

  9. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    We have a “Costume Party” at church tonight with all the kids. Cody is giving hay rides, so we decided to be the farmer and the farmer’s wife. Haha. Easy enough! :) I haven’t dressed up in years either though. It should be fun, but I’ll miss handing out candy to all the cute little trick-or-treaters!

    That cheesecake looks soooo good! I love cheesecake – really any kind except chocolate. That’s almost too rich for me. My all time favorite is Adam’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory!
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  10. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    That chocolate Chobani is so good…it is like cookies ‘n’ cream! :)

    I love your cheesecake recipe. I’d have to figure out a way to make it non-dairy, but it looks super delicious and easy. That’s how I like my recipes.
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  11. Koryn @ **soon-to-be wife & blogger** ;-)

    Hey there! You both are way too cute! :) Love the 2009 costumes!! I haven’t dressed up in 2 years myself, and not dressing up this year either. No worries though… My fiance is already making plans for next year!;) Lol! The cheesecake recipe looks GREAT too! I’m not a huge cheesecake fan myself, but my better half loves it, so will def. try it out some time. Thanks!!

    • notsodomesticated

      I’m not a HUGE cheesecake person either, but I really like this one. Hope your soon-to-be hubby likes it!!

  12. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    never really been a fan of dressing up or halloween in general this year, but it is fun to pass out candy and see all the kids in costumes. I love the little tiny ones the best. Sooo cute!! You will have one next year. YAY!
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  13. Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana

    I’m not dressing up, but my kids are going to be a butterfly and an elephant :)

    That cheesecake looks so yummy! I think my favorite flavor of cheesecake is plain with strawberries on top…I know, so boring, but so classic and delicious! I craved cheesecake like nobody’s business during my second pregnancy, not sure why, but I indulged :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      My husband likes plain cheesecake, too. He’s like you … plain with strawberries makes him happy!

  14. Angelica from UF

    I thought the cheesecake and the tomato soup with grilled cheese look incredibly tasty! And I think I’m going to make your cheesecake for Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for the recipe. I will make sure you get credit though.

    I also have to commend you for eating healthy. I think that if I get pregnant, I’m going to try to follow your diet!

    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha Angelica, I wish I could say I’m eating healthy all day, every day. Sadly, I am not. I’m still craving very unhealthy things. But I’m trying to find a balance!

  15. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life

    Holy COW that cheesecake looks good! I may have to try that soon. Thanks so much for the recipeeeee :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hey lady, good to hear from you! :) Hope you have an amazing weekend!

  16. Cait the Arty Runnerchick

    yay…we can all be ‘lame’ non-dresser-uppers together! lol. :P

    that cheesecake looks WAY too yummy, i wish i were over there ‘celebrating’ halloween over at ur house. :P

  17. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    That cheesecake looks so yummy (and easy)! As far as dressing up goes, don’t feel bad, I haven’t dressed up since 2009 either. I was a 1920′s flapper girl and I loved my sparkly costume!
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  18. Kat

    TEEBBBOOWWWW!! :)
    Love the cheesecake recipe. Ive never had that flavor!! I went to the cheesecake factory the other night with my beestie and thought of you as I ordered the boring original. I know you’d be ordering something crazy!!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha I figured you’d like that one! ;)

  19. Lauren

    So happy to be able to read your blog today! I am located in NJ where the hurricane hit and no phone/internet/power for 5 days wears on you! Thankfully internet and phone are being restored.

    • notsodomesticated

      Wow, Lauren, that is crazy!! :( I’m so sorry everyone in NJ is going through that!

  20. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    Yum! This cheesecake would be perfect for a holiday party!
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  21. Caitlin @ livelovenyc

    I hadn’t heard of Chobani chocolate chunk yogurt but now I gotta get some!! This looks awesome !

  22. Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat

    We dressed as an old lady and an old man- the old lady costume we pretty funny!!!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Love that costume idea! Easy but funny!

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