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No-Bake Caramel Apple Eclair Cake

This No-Bake Caramel Apple Eclair Cake harmonizes apples, vanilla pudding, and cinnamon graham crackers, crowned with a luscious caramel icing. To achieve a cake-like consistency, it is recommended to refrigerate it for 24 hours, allowing the flavors to meld and the dessert to set.

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Let’s explore the delightful journey of crafting this Caramel Apple Eclair Cake.

Mouthwatering No Bake Dessert: Caramel Apple Eclair Cake - A Delectable Blend of Vanilla Pudding, Cinnamon Apples, and Decadent Caramel

Ingredients:

– 1.5 cans (20 ounces each) of apple pie filling (30 ounces total)
– 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
– ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
– 1 package of cinnamon graham crackers
– 2 boxes (3.4 ounces each) of instant vanilla pudding mix
– 2 cups of cold milk
– 2 cups of heavy cream
– ½ cup of powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
– Homemade Caramel Sauce, caramel dip, or a pre-packaged caramel topping

Instructions:

1. Transfer the apple pie filling to a bowl, and use scissors to cut the apple pieces into smaller chunks.
2. Mix in the cinnamon and nutmeg with the apple pie filling, then set it aside.
3. In a separate large bowl, combine the instant vanilla pudding, milk, and powdered sugar.
4. Incorporate the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract into the pudding mixture. Use a hand mixer to beat until creamy and thick, approximately 3-4 minutes.
5. Arrange a single layer of cinnamon graham crackers in a 9×13-inch baking dish.
6. Spoon half of the apple pie filling over the graham crackers.
7. Follow with half of the vanilla pudding mixture over the apple pie filling.
8. Repeat the layering process with another set of graham crackers, apple pie filling, vanilla pudding, and a final layer of graham crackers.
9. Heat the caramel topping in the microwave and carefully pour it over the top layer of graham crackers. Smooth it out.
10. Refrigerate the cake for at least 4-6 hours, with overnight chilling being optimal.

Tips

Storage:

For optimal freshness, refrigerate this caramel apple eclair cake. Wrap it in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container. It can maintain its quality for 3-4 days when stored properly.

Freezing:

Eclair cake freezes well for up to 1 month when made with full-fat dairy products. Note that low-fat dairy may separate more upon thawing. Ensure the cake is sealed in a freezer-safe container or covered in plastic wrap before freezing. To thaw, place it in the refrigerator.

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