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Apple Gouda Cheesecake

Apple Gouda Cheesecake

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 10 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 12 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

These mini cheesecakes are a bit of a contradiction – a slightly savory dessert, but delicious! This Apple Gouda Cheesecake recipe couldn’t be easier to make, and the cheesecakes are a perfect little treat for...



  • 2 packages graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter 
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened (see Chef Tips)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • ½  cup applesauce
  • ¼  cup grated gouda cheese
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Nutrition Facts


464 cals


18 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

4 g

Monounsaturated Fat

4 g


72 g


35 g


2 g


7 g


405 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make the crust: in a food processor, combine graham crackers and butter. Add water until mixture binds together. Place in cupcake liners and par bake for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, using a hand mixer beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add sugar and butter, beating well. Add egg and beat until well incorporated. Mix in applesauce and cheese.
  4. Spoon cream cheese mixture into each cupcake tin, atop the par baked graham cracker crust. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheesecake springs back when lightly touched.

Chef Tips

These are far from fat-free. If you want to cut down on the fat a little, use reduced fat cream cheese. But as always, moderation is key. A little bit of something tasty like this can be good for you.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society