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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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Emdodz
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

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

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sisterbeauty
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

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

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WagnerLes
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

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

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Mommalovespink
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!"

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brittconnmom
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"Delish!!!"

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deekaycee
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"Made it for Thanksgiving and it was a fav of the crowd."

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zorach
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"i took this to a church dinner and,everyone loved it,they almost lick the dish.then they asked for the recipe"

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zorach
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"i took this to a church dinner and,everyone loved it,they almost lick the dish"

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mjw
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"This new recipe will become a fall favorite from now on - I made it for my ladies club meeting and they went wild over it. Planning to make it agin this week for a church group meeting."

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