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Cranberry Apple Cheesecake Bites appetizers on a serving platter.

Cranberry Apple Cheesecake Bites

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Cranberry Apple Cheesecake Bites is an easy party or holiday appetizer. Made with fresh cranberries, apples, cinnamon and a non bake cheesecake filling. It starts out with these cute little mini Phyllo shells. They make the perfect little base for sweet or savory appetizers. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 25 bites
Calories 63 kcal


  • 1 large apple (peeled, cored and chopped)
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon cornstarch

No Bake Cheesecake filling

  • 4 ounce cream cheese (softened)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 packages mini phyllo cups
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  • Place the first seven ingredients into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until apples are tender. Return to a boil.
  • Mix 2 teaspoons cool water with ¼ teaspoon of cornstarch. Add to the pot and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and cool.

Cheesecake Filling

  • Beat the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and orange juice in a small bowl until thick and creamy.
  • Transfer the cheesecake filling into a piping bag or a plastic baggie. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Fill each mini Phyllo cup about ¾th full of cheesecake filling. Top mini appetizer with about ½ teaspoon of the cooled cranberry apple filling.

Recipe Expert Tips

  • Fill the filo cups right before serving. Or fill ahead of time and keep refrigerated before serving.
  • Top with whipped cream if desired.


Serving: 2Appetizers | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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