Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake Muffins

This post is sponsored by Pillsbury™, but content and opinions expressed are all my own. 

It’s almost Springtime, so lots of things are about to get a bit hectic, especially if you have kids at home. Sports games, practices, spring break, school gearing up to end – sooo many things going on.


We all, as parents, love to give our kids (and their friends if they are a regular fixture in your house) good homemade meals, and of course, homemade treats.

Baking from scratch may not always be feasible if you have a lot on your plate, but there’s definitely a good middle of the road solution.

I’ve teamed up with Pillsbury™ and Walmart to show you how to make a fun, easy, and very delicious treat idea for their Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing!

I’ve turned the already delicious Pillsbury™ Grands Cinnamon Rolls into an entirely new dessert.

Just four ingredients, a few steps, and they’re ready to eat. Imagine cinnamon apple cheesecake nestled in a cinnamon roll crust…topped with crushed walnuts.

Cheesecake Muffins
When my kids were both in sports, we spent a lot of time at the ballpark, and many times I had a houseful of kids after practices, games and recitals.

Active kids are always hungry; these would disappear quickly…

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These are handheld cups of apple-cinnamon-roll-cheesecake goodness.

I promise – you will LOVE these!!

Here’s your printable, and not only do you get a printable recipe, but a video tutorial.


Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake Muffins

Yield: 12 Cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes



Make cheesecake according to package directions, omitting the crust. Stir in 1 cup apple pie filling and refrigerate.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter a muffin pan (that holds 12) with nonstick spray or butter.
Remove cinnamon rolls from can and half each.
Using your hands, form each cinnamon roll into a flat circle and place each one into muffin pan, bake for 15 minutes, let cool for 5 minutes and press each one down in the center to form a well.
Fill each cup with cheesecake mixture, drizzle with cream cheese frosting and walnuts.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 6g

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Cheesecake Muffins

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Will

    This is obviously the work of the devil! I’m foaming at the mouth.

  2. Michele @ Bacon Fatte

    What a great idea! Nothing better than apples and cinnamon – except when you add cheesecake to the mix! Brilliant!

  3. Christine

    Yummy! 🙂

  4. Rebecca

    WOW ohhhhhhh. This is delightsome indeed! Trying. Pinned and Tweeted. Stopping by from the Boho Tribe!

  5. Diane

    Perfect for a quick decadent bite!

  6. ally

    Shea! This is such a creative recipe. I just love it!! Perfect for a holiday gathering or Sunday morning brunch! Thank you for sharing! xo

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