Simple No-Bake Apple Cheesecake Recipe

Are you looking for a super simple fall treat? You’re going to love the taste and flavor of this Simple No-Bake Apple Cheesecake recipe. One bite just isn’t going to be enough! 

Reds, oranges, yellows, and brown are my favorite colors in the fall. We love watching the leaves change colors in our backyard. Cool-weather means summer is over and we’re heading into the fall.

Fall is here! The perfect time to go apple picking and take advantage of those fresh apples. A simple no-bake apple cheesecake recipe that is easy to make and will please the whole family.

We make it a point to plan a camping trip every fall so that we can enjoy the fall foliage in Ontario.  The whole family can go bike riding and take long hikes in the forest and watch fall happening all around us.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to talk about the science of fall and how leaves turn different colors as they lose the chlorophyll from their leaves. We love watching animals and talk about how the squirrels and chipmunks are getting ready for the long cold winter.

Make the most of fall by using ingredients that are in season. September means apples, apples, and more apples for our family.

We love the different types of apples with some kids enjoying Macintosh while others prefer Royal Gala.

This time I had some Paula red apples on hand and decided to make a wonderful fall treat for the whole family.

Make sure to check out my Simple Apple Cinnamon Popcorn for even more of that lovely cinnamon taste and flavor.

Simple no-bake apple cheesecake recipe that will make your mouth water and please the whole family from kids to parents, perfect dessert for fall.

No-Bake Apple Cheesecake recipe

I love preparing this dessert because it’s super easy and I don’t have to use the oven at all. And while I love cooking with my oven, sometimes…it’s nice to have a break. (This is so true when the weather outside is hot – who wants to turn on the heat inside when it’s so hot outside?!)

During the fall months, apples are plentiful and there are so many varieties that you can experiment with different flavors. You can use a tart apple or a sweeter apple and make this simple apple recipe taste different each and every time. 

This is one of the biggest reasons that I love this simple cheesecake recipe. It’s flavorful and fast and the flavor changes each and every time.

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Did you know Gay Lea has Caramel Smooth Cottage Cheese? I wanted to make a cheesecake but really did not have the energy to bake anything this time. Then I saw that they had caramel smooth cottage cheese and thought that may work very well with apples.

I love that my food is made of products that are found right here in Ontario and we’re supporting the dairy farmers.

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If you go apple picking, you won’t be short of apples for your favorite desserts. I topped this with Gay Lea whipped cream that I had on hand and it was the perfect finish for a mouth-watering treat for the family.

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Have the kids help out in the kitchen

The fun part about this recipe is that the kids can help out with this recipe. In fact, my son crushed the Graham crackers for me and he said that if I needed anymore just ask him, he’d be happy to do it. (I’m totally going to take him up on that!) 

I enjoyed creating something for the kids that was produced with quality food that was bought from my local farms. Knowing that my money supports local farmers is a huge thrill for me.

And since I was able to put in minimal work with huge taste, this is one of my favorite recipes that I’m going to make over and over again!

How To Store No Bake Cheesecake

This recipe has to be kept cold and in the fridge. This is because the ingredients need to be chilled at all times.

I like to store them in their own glass jars with a lid because it makes them simple to grab and enjoy anytime that craving hits.

Toppings for Cheesecake

The easiest way to change the flavor of cheesecake is to change the toppings that you put on top.

I personally like cheesecake any way but you can vary it up with each jar and have fun. I think that added any type of strawberry or chocolate syrup is a great idea as is caramel sauce, too.

Toppings like chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and even some crushed nuts can add a ton of unique flavors easily. Fresh fruit is also a great choice to add as well.

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Gay Lea and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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Simple No-Bake Apple Cheesecake

Yield: 1-2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

You're going to love the taste of this no-bake cheesecake recipe!


  • 3 Apples - peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 individual cups of smooth caramel cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Crushed graham crackers


  1. Place apples, cinnamon, water, and brown sugar into a small saucepan, cover and bring to a boil, cook for 5 minutes and then take off heat and let cool.
  2. Mix cream cheese, cottage cheese, and sugar saucepan, until mixed well and smooth.
  3. Top with whipped cream.

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As you can see, this simple no bake dessert for fall makes for making sweets and treats a grand plan. You can easily make these for a holiday dinner or just a fun after-school snack. The more that you can have the kids help out in the kitchen, the better, too.

What I love about simple recipes like this is that the kids will help out more and learn how to cook a bit more independently as well. This gives them the time and confidence that they need to continue with even more cooking goals.

I can’t wait to hear what you think about this easy cheesecake recipe. It’s one of my favorites because it’s just so simple to do. When I’m craving something sweet quickly, this is one of my top recipes to make. I have a feeling that it’s going to be yours as well.

More Cheesecake Recipes

Don’t forget that I have other cheesecake recipes for you to try. Below are just a couple of my favorites that I think you’re going to like as well. Give these a try and see what you think.

Simple No-bake Berries Cheesecake

Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes

Monique B
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