Dessert Recipe Caramel Apple Mini "Cheesecake"

1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen puff pastry shells
1 cup milk
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
3 Tablespoons. caramel ice cream topping
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese
1 Granny Smith or Red Delicious apple


 Step 1
  • Heat oven to 425 degree F. 
Step 2
  • Bake pastry shells as directed on package; cool.
Step 3
  • Meanwhile, beat Neufchatel and 1/4 cup milk with mixer until blended. 
  • Add dry pudding mix and remaining milk; beat 2 min.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
Step 4
  • Remove top and doughy center from each pastry shell; discard removed pastry.
  • Fill shells with pudding mixture; top with apples and caramel topping.
  • Serve with pastry tops.
Step 5
  • Substitute 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries and chocolate sauce, or 1 cup cherry or blueberry pie filling, for the sliced apple and caramel topping.

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