The comforting flavors of Apples and Caramel come together in this easy to make delicious Caramel Apple Pudding Dessert.

Caramel Apple Pudding Dessert - Lady Behind The Curtain

This caramel apple pudding dessert offers layers of creamy cream cheese, butterscotch pudding and whipped topping all topped with crunchy sweet and sour apples, peanuts and toffee bits and if that wasn’t enough the whole thing is drizzled with caramel.

The perfect dessert for a family gathering or church social.

Caramel Apple Pudding Dessert

Preparation 4 hours, 30 minutes 2017-10-18T04:30:00+00:00 Serves Makes 15 Servings     adjust servings
Caramel Apple Pudding Dessert - Lady Behind The Curtain


For the Crust

  • 2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

For the First Layer

  • 1 ( 8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup whipped topping

For the Second Layer

  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 (3.4 ounce) instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/4 cup toffee bits

For the Third Layer

  • 1 1/2 cups whipped topping

For the Top Layer

  • 1 medium Red Delicious apple, chopped
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup toffee bits
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping


    For the Crust:

    1. In a small bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and cinnamon.
    2. Pour melted butter over cracker mixture, stir to combine.
    3. Pour into a 9x13-inch baking dish sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
    4. Press onto the bottom of the baking dish.
    5. Place in refrigerator while making the first layer.

    For the First Layer:

    1. In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese, sugar and milk until smooth.
    2. Fold in whipped topping; spread over crust.
    3. Place back in the refrigerator while making the second layer.

    For the Second Layer:

    1. In a large bowl, whisk the milk and pudding for 2 minutes; let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
    2. Stir in the caramel topping and toffee bits.
    3. Pour over the cream cheese layer; spread evenly.

    For the Third Layer:

    1. Spoon whipped topping onto the pudding layer; spread evenly.
    2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until filling is firm.

    For the Top Layer:

    1. Just before serving, top with apples; sprinkle on the peanuts and toffee bits.
    2. Drizzle on the caramel topping.

    Recipe Notes

    This recipe is from Lady Behind The Curtain





    Caramel Apple Pudding Dessert — 15 Comments

    1. Had to try this! I only have the last layer to do! I felt like I needed more whipped topping than the recipe called for thoug. There are quite a few steps involved but it just looks amazing!!!

    2. I am totally new to the apple/butterscotch combo of flavors, but I’m loving it! We’re posting a recipe Wed. with those flavors. My hubby loves pudding desserts, so I know he’d love this!

      • Hi,
        After you chop the apples, place them in a bowl, and sprinkle on some fruit fresh. That should help with the turning brown. …OR… you can squeeze some fresh lemon over them too. Remember the lemon will add some flavor and the fruit fresh will not. You can find the fruit fresh where all the baking goods are located at your grocery store.

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