Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait

This Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait is a delicious fall treat!

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait | Hello Little Home #Dessert #SaltedCaramel #Recipe

My local grocery store had a deal on apples that was too good to pass up, so I brought home three bags.

My husband eats a ton of fruit, so we’re actually going through those bags quickly. Before he ate all the apples, I wanted to make something sweet. I thought of caramel apples right away, but wanted to do something just a little different.

I did a little brainstorming and experimenting, and this Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait was the result. This is one amazing dessert! Yes, I may be biased, but my taste testers loved it, too.

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait | Hello Little Home #Dessert #SaltedCaramel #Recipe

I’m a salted caramel fanatic. (I even have a Pinterest board devoted to it.) It’s just so good, and the Salted Caramel Apple Sauce is the star of this dessert!

If you’ve never made homemade caramel sauce before, you’ll be surprised how easy it is. All the ingredients – along with crispy, sweet apples (I used Macoun) – are combined and simmered until the apples are tender. Don’t worry if the caramel seems thin after simmering. It will thicken as it cools.

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait | Hello Little Home #Dessert #SaltedCaramel #RecipeI layered the caramel apple sauce with a rich cheesecake filling and candied pecans for a little crunch. Everything works perfectly together, making this Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait a truly decadent and delicious dessert (although I may have eaten it for breakfast, too … shh)!

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait

Yield: 4 servings

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait


    For pecan layer:
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • For apple layer:
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 2 large apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. sea salt or kosher salt
  • For cheesecake layer:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


    Prepare pecan layer:
  1. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Add pecans and stir to coat with butter.
  3. Saute pecans for a couple minutes, then stir in brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Cook, stirring frequently, until brown sugar has melted and pecans are coated (about 3 - 5 minutes).
  5. Remove pan from heat and place pecans on a sheet of aluminum foil in a single layer .
  6. Let pecans cool completely, then break apart any nuts that are stuck together. Set aside.
  7. Prepare apple layer:
  8. Melt butter in a medium pan over medium heat.
  9. Add apples to butter and saute for a couple minutes.
  10. Stir brown sugar, heavy cream, vanilla, and salt into apples.
  11. Bring to boil and then immediately reduce heat to a simmer.
  12. Cook, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes.
  13. Remove pan from heat.
  14. Refrigerate sauce until completely cool.
  15. Prepare cheesecake layer:
  16. Combine heavy cream and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  17. Use whisk attachment and whip cream until stiff peaks form.
  18. Scrape whipped cream into a separate bowl and set aside.
  19. Add cream cheese and vanilla to the same bowl used to whip the cream (no need to clean).
  20. Use the paddle attachment to mix until completely smooth.
  21. Slowly fold 1/3 of the whipped cream into the cream cheese.
  22. Fold remaining whipped cream into cream cheese in 2 batches.
  23. Assemble parfaits:
  24. Spoon 1/8 of the cheesecake mixture into the bottom of 4 small glasses or bowls.
  25. Top cheesecake with 1/8 of the apple sauce.
  26. Spread 1/8 of the pecans over the apples.
  27. Repeat layers one more time, ending with the pecans.
  28. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!


  • - If you do not have a stand mixer, cheesecake mixture can be made using a handheld mixer (or mixed by hand).
  • - The salted caramel apple sauce would also be delicious served over ice cream!

Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait | Hello Little Home #Dessert #SaltedCaramel #RecipeWhat is your favorite fall dessert?

P.S. If you like this Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait, I think you’ll enjoy my Layered Pumpkin Mousse, too!


20 thoughts on “Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait

  1. Linda and Alex @ Veganosity

    Oh my goodness, this looks incredible! I love homemade applesauce, and your addition of salted caramel is making me drool. This is definitely a recipe that I’m going to have to try and veganize! Thank you!

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  3. Joanne T Ferguson

    G’day! Looks yum and thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty
    Please make sure to revisit if you haven’t already to Say G’day to the hosts and another person at the party!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What’s On The List Pinned

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  9. Ginger

    Yum! Looks delicious! And it’s just the perfect size to help with those sweet cravings without over indulging. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday! Hope to see you there again this week.

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