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Bacon Candy Apple No Bake Caramel Cheesecake

Prep Time: 10 mins | Total Time: 3 hrs to overnight for best results | Yields: 8 slices

Bacon Candy Apple No Bake Caramel Cheesecake

This is a great make ahead recipe and a big crowd pleaser. If you like a tangier cheesecake filling add ½ tbsp of lemon juice to mixture

Ingredients

1 85g pkg Maple Leaf® Ready Crisp® Bacon bits, divided

1 ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs

¼ + 1 tbsp butter, melted

1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup sugar

1 liter container whipped topping, prepared

2 medium granny smith apples, small dice

½ cup caramel sauce, prepared

1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped

1 cup toasted pecans, chopped

Directions

1. In the base of a 9” springform pan add graham crumbs, bacon and butter.

2. Mix well to combine.

3. Using your fingers or the bottom of a glass firmly press crumbs evenly to base of pan. Set aside.

4. Using a hand mixture blend cream cheese and sugar on high until whipped and soft. About 1 to 2 minutes, scrapping down sides of bowl as you go.

5. Using a rubber spatula fold in whipped topping until combined.

6. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and smooth out the top. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight for best results.

 

Topping:

1. Heat remaining tbsp of butter over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet.

2. Add apples and stir continuously for about 1 to 2 minutes.

3. Add remaining bacon and cook for 30 seconds more.

4. Add caramel and nuts and stir to combine.

5. Allow mixture to completely cool.

6. Chill in refrigerator.

7. Once completely chilled you can spoon evenly over prepared cheesecake and continue to allow cheesecake to set up for the suggested time OR you can spoon topping over sliced cheesecake when ready to serve.

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