Recipe: Caramel Apple Dessert

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Ruthie Knudsen shared her delicious, lightened up, caramel apple dessert recipe with us. For more delicious recipes visit

Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
60 Nilla Wafers, finely crushed
2½ Tbsp butter, melted
2 oz fat free cream cheese
1 (8oz) neufatchel cream cheese, room temperature
¼ C sugar
3¼ C lowfat milk, divided
1 (8oz) tub light cool whip
2 (3.4oz) packages vanilla pudding
½ C caramel topping, divided
1 red apple, seeded and diced
1 green apple, seeded and diced
¼ C sliced almonds

In a microwave safe mixing bowl combine butter and fat-free cream cheese, microwave 30 seconds or until butter is melted and cream cheese is soft.
Add crushed nilla wafers, mix well.
Press into 9x13 pan.
Set aside.
In a small mixing bowl combine neufatchel cream cheese, sugar, and ¼ C milk until smooth.
Add in 1 C cool whip, mix, and spread evenly over crust.
In large mixing bowl combine puddings, remaining milk, ¼ C caramel topping and whisk for 2 minutes.
Pour evenly over cream cheese layer.
Refrigerate for 5 hours.
Just before serving top with remaining cool whip, sprinkle on diced apples and almonds, drizzle with caramel topping.

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