This delicious no-bake dessert combines apples, vanilla pudding and cinnamon graham crackers topped off with a caramel icing. It's best to refrigerate it for 24 hours to let the dessert have time to form a cake-like consistency.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the apples, cinnamon and sugar in a saucepan and set over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender. If the mixture ends up with a lot of liquid, mix in a little bit of flour, and simmer until thickened. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together the instant pudding and milk until smooth. Stir in the sour cream and fold in the whipped topping.

  • To assemble the cake, line the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish with a single layer of cinnamon graham crackers. Use a slotted spoon to make a thin layer of the apple mixture. Top with a generous layer of the pudding, about 1/3. Repeat layers until you have three layers of apples and pudding and four layers of crackers.

  • Warm the caramel apple dip in the microwave oven until it can be easily poured. Pour this over the top layer of graham crackers. Refrigerate for at least overnight, but up to 24 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

330.6 calories; 3.2 g protein; 59.2 g carbohydrates; 9.7 mg cholesterol; 282.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2008
I made a few changes... instead of apples I used celery and instead of pudding I used Cream of Mushroom Soup. Don't you hate it when people completely change the recipe & then complain about it? I'm only kidding. I made this as written and it was really very good. Gone in under an hour. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2008
I made this recipe for a school function so I made it into individual servings the kids liked it but when I sampled one I thought that the bottom graham crackers end up too soft and mushy. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2008
I made a few changes... instead of apples I used celery and instead of pudding I used Cream of Mushroom Soup. Don't you hate it when people completely change the recipe & then complain about it? I'm only kidding. I made this as written and it was really very good. Gone in under an hour. Read More
(105)
Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2008
I made a few changes... instead of apples I used celery and instead of pudding I used Cream of Mushroom Soup. Don't you hate it when people completely change the recipe & then complain about it? I'm only kidding. I made this as written and it was really very good. Gone in under an hour. Read More
(105)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2008
This was a huge hit at my family's harvest nite! I used apple pie filling cause I was feeling lazy I also used reg. grahams. I let it set for about 16hrs and that was plenty. The texture was surprisingly thicker than I would have thought and really tasty! I also used marzetti's caramel dip to pipe all over the top in a nice thick layer and that sent it over the top! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2007
I made this twice for parties/ potlucks and it got great reviews. It is very tasty. Both times I used apple pie filling (a 32 ounce jar) instead of bothering to peel chop and cook apples to basically make a pie filling. With all the other shortcuts why make your own pie filling (unless you have apples you need to get rid of)? I personally don't think the cinnamon grahams add much and the 2nd time making it I just used regular grahams (maybe because my store bought pie filling had plently of cinnamon in it). Easy & quick to make (with the store bought filling). Yummy. Makes a 13" x 9" dish very very full though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2008
I made this for a Sunday dinner that we do for the building fund. It was one of the first desserts gone and everyone was asking for the recipe. I used no sugar added apple pie filling 2 15 oz. cans could not find any cinnamon graham crackers so added 1/2 tsp. to each can pie filling! My husband loved it & everyone else Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2008
This was a great success at a work party. I used all fat free and low fat products. It tasted great and was guilt free! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2008
i thought that it brought out the taste of the caramel and the apples very well. I tried it twice once with a store bought apple filling and once with real apples and the real apple way is amazing. Also having cinnamon really helps to give it a balance in flavour Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2009
OMG This is THE BEST....A friend from work has made this one twice to share at work and it is gone before you know it! The last time she made TWO because it is so popular. Today we thought of other fruits we might like to try in place of apples like maybe bananas or kiwi or a variety like a flan. This is most definatly a keeper...can't wait to make it for family! Thanks SoccerMum!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2007
I took this to a family dinner and it was gone in a flash. I used a 10x14 pan instead of 9x13 and it worked wonderfully. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2009
We all could not put our spoons down...beyond good. I've had friends and neighbors clamoring for the recipe. I make sure to send them right here. Awesome! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2008
I made this recipe for a school function so I made it into individual servings the kids liked it but when I sampled one I thought that the bottom graham crackers end up too soft and mushy. Read More
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