Apple Cider Cheesecake Tartlets

Welcome to Flavors of Fall where we celebrate all things associated with fall like squash, apples, pecans, sweaters, football; you get the idea!  Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures have gathered 24 bloggers who have over 100 recipes they’re sharing this week in celebration of cool weather and sweatshirts.  We hope you find many must make recipes so get your pinning, tweeting, and sharing fingers ready!

apple cider cheesecake tarts

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About 7 years ago we discovered a pick-your-own apple farm not too far from our home, and haven’t missed a year of apple picking yet! They also have the best fresh pressed apple cider, which inspired these decadent Apple Cider Cheesecake Tartlets!

Can I just say, I could have eaten the apple cider reduction by the spoonful! It really is the crowning glory of these miniature tarts. It is mixed with fresh diced apples that are spooned over a creamy cheesecake. If that isn’t enough, I drizzled it on top of the cooled tarts for a real burst of apple goodness!

apple cider cheesecake tartlets

There is just something about choosing and picking apples right from the tree. The benefits of shopping local are many, but one that I love best is that often, as in the case with many you-pick farms, is that you get to meet the farmers!

And, you get to bring your bounty home and create recipes like caramelized apple puff pastry or apple pie cupcakes!

apple cider cheesecake tartlets

On our very first visit to Windwood farms, we were lucky to meet Ralph, who purchased the farm in 1967. He showed us the perfect way to pick the apple from the tree and shared all about the many varieties of apples they grow. We were lucky to have met him, as he passed away in 2015. The farm is still run by family though, and they are such friendly folks it is always a pleasure to visit!

These decadent apple cider cheesecake tartlets are the perfect to wo bite dessert. Make them for a dessert tray or serve them along side a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So good!

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apple cider cheesecake tartlets

You will find the recipe for these little cheesecake gems below. And, don’t forget to scroll down for all the other flavors of fall recipes of the day!

Apple CIder Cheesecake Tartlets

Apple CIder Cheesecake Tartlets

Yield: 50
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

These mini apple cider cheesecake tartlets are so good, you can't stop at just one!


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 large McIntosh Apples, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups fresh apple cider
  • 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 50 prepared mini tart shells


In a medium saucepan melt better, add 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar and stir until smooth. Add chopped apples and cook on medium-low heat until softened, about 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

In same saucepan add apple cider, vinegar, remaining brown and cinnamon and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, stirring often, until liquid is thickened and measures about 3/4 cup.

While apple cider is reducing, in a large mixing bowl whip cream cheese and sugar, add egg yolk and vanilla and beat until well combined.

Add 1/4 cup of reduced cider to apple mixture.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Arrange tart shells on cookie sheets. Spoon cream cheese into each tart shell, filling almost to the top, divide the cooked apple mixture evenly over all the tart shells. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until shells are golden.

Remove from oven and cool. Drizzle remaining apple cider reduction over the top of the cooled tartlets.

Refrigerate or freeze any unserved tartlets.


Watch the apple cider vinegar reduction carefully after about 20 minutes as it will start to thicken quickly after that.

Until next time…….

Red Cottage Chronicles
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Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800’s, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is a 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value. a Rafflecopter giveaway Here’s what we made for Tuesday:

Maple Coffee Glazed Baked Donuts by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

Baby Greens Salad with Pomegranate, Blue Cheese, And Pecans by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Instant Pot Pork Riblets with Sauerkraut by Palatable Pastime
Pecan Chicken and Grape Salad by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Turkey & Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash by Sweet Beginnings

Apple Cider Cheesecake Tarts by Red Cottage Chronicles
Autumn Spice Coffee Pecan Fudge by Family Around the Table
Caramel Apple Pecan Cobbler by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Pecan Butter Pie by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Pecan Pie Bars by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Vegan Ginger Pear Bundt Cake by The Baking Fairy

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