Tempting Caramel Apple Pudding with Gingersnap Crust Recipe
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Tempting Caramel Apple Pudding with Gingersnap Crust Recipe

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The crunchy apple topping gives way to a creamy layer of cream cheese and butterscotch-caramel pudding. The gingersnap crust lends a spicy touch. —Margaret Wilson, Sun City, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 2 cups crushed gingersnap cookies (about 40 cookies)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3-1/4 cups cold 2% milk, divided
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup hot caramel ice cream topping, divided
  • 1 medium Red Delicious, Gala or Cortland apple, chopped
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a small bowl, mix crushed cookies and butter until blended; press onto the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and 1/4 cup milk until smooth. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping; spread over crust.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk remaining milk and pudding mixes 2 minutes; let stand 2 minutes or until soft-set. Stir in 1/4 cup caramel topping. Spoon over cream cheese layer. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  4. Spread remaining whipped topping over top. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or until filling is firm.
  5. Just before serving, top with apples; drizzle with remaining caramel topping. Sprinkle with peanuts. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Tempting Caramel Apple Pudding with Gingersnap Crust in Taste of Home August/September 2012, p63

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"Every time I make this it is a hit! My all time favorite dessert!!"

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"an amazing dessert !! can't wait to make it again for a church function ,delicious my family loved it !"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"Very delicious dessert! I didn't have caramel, so I used peanut butter topping - just as good!"

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"AMAZING!! The combination of flavors was delightful. You know it is good when you can't wait to have an excuse to make it again!"

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013


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