Apple Everything Pizza

  Granny Smith Apples were on sale last week, so naturally I HAD to get a bag.  Surely I could come up with something tasty!  In the end, I took several recipes, some ideas of my own, and came up with this dessert pizza Tuesday night.  It’s a little bit Caramel Apple, a little bit Apple Crisp, a little bit Apple Cider, a whole lotta good!  🙂

  The Fruit Pizza crust comes from my mom’s recipe box, the crumble topping idea comes from Holly at Life As A Lofthouse, and the original pizza I was going to make before I thought of the apple cider cream cheese part, was from Pampered Chef.

Apple Everything Pizza

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Ingredients

  • FOR THE CRUST:
  • * * * * * *
  • 1-½ cup Flour
  • 1-½ sticks Butter, Softened
  • FOR THE APPLE CIDER CREAM CHEESE:
  • * * * * * *
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • ¾ ounce (.74) Apple Cider Packet
  • ½ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • TOPPINGS:
  • * * * * * * *
  • 2 whole Medium Granny Smith Apples, Peeled, Cored And Sliced
  • ½ stick Butter, Softened
  • ½ cup Flour
  • ⅓ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup Quick Oats
  • Caramel Ice Cream Topping

Preparation Instructions

FOR THE CRUST:
Mix flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 1/2 sticks butter until smooth. Press into pizza pan or onto a circle pizza stone. Bake 12 minutes at 350F or until golden brown. Cool, loosen cookie from stone with the back of a large bread knife. Set aside.

FOR THE APPLE CIDER CREAM CHEESE LAYER: Mix softened cream cheese with cider powder, cinnamon and sugar until smooth. Spread on cooled crust.

TOPPINGS:
Peel, core and slice apples and place on cream cheese layer. {sprinkle with Fruit Fresh to keep from browning} With a fork, blend together, butter, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar and quick oats. Sprinkle on top of apples.

Broil for 2 minutes or until topping is golden brown.  Let cool 15 minutes before placing pizza in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Drizzle pizza with caramel ice cream topping before cutting and serving.

MMMMM!

  You could probably eat it out of the oven, and we tried it that way, but I gotta say, its SO worth waiting for it to get cold. The cream cheese and apple flavors really pop then!  Voted best cold by all 4 little Fergusons AND their mommy and daddy! 🙂

~T

 

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Feels Like Fall Apple Crisp(with homemade caramel sauce)

  Fall is in the air, and I don’t know about you, but I can’t seem to make enough recipes involving apples or pumpkin.  I said OR, not AND.  Ew, pumpkin apple dessert!?  No thanks.  My apples and pumpkins like to be showcased in their OWN desserts, thank you.  🙂

  Anyhow, this simple crisp is delicious!  And the caramel sauce?  Well, that just takes it over the top!  I wish I had a photo of the finished product to show you, but alas, we gobbled it up before anyone thought to grab the camera. Oh well, maybe next time!  I did document some of the process though….did I mention these apples were picked from our very own apple tree?  First time in 8 years the weather conditions were right to allow them to turn red. Up until now, we thought there were green, tart, applesauce apples! Who knew?!

FEELS LIKE FALL APPLE CRISP  (with Homemade caramel sauce)                                                                                                                                                     

  • 10 cups Cored & Peeled Apples, Sliced In Thin Rings
  • 1 Tablespoon Flour (we Use White Wheat For Health Purposes)
  • 1 cup White Raw, Organic Sugar
  • 1 cup Old Fashion Oats
  • 2 cups White Wheat Flour (all Purpose Is Fine Too)
  • 2 cups Packed Brown Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Butter, Melted

Preheat oven to 350*.
Core, peel and slice apples.  I used this handy dandy Pampered Chef gadget called:

“The Apple Peeler Corer Slicer”   

(Say that ten times fast)

Place the sliced apple rings in a 9×13 baking dish.
Mix the white sugar, 1 T. flour, and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples.  Sprinkle with a bit of water.
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and melted butter.  Crumble evenly over apple mixture.
Bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes.
Serve with ice cream and homemade caramel sauce.

EASY HOMEMADE CARAMEL SAUCE

2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup whole milk

  Mix the sugar and condensed milk together in medium saucepan, and cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved completely. Set aside.

 Melt the butter in another small saucepan, and stir in the vanilla and milk. Leave to simmer on
low heat until mixture is smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Slowly stir the butter mixture into the sugar mixture and leave to stand 3 to 5 minutes until mixture becomes thick.

Drizzle over apple crisp and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Pour leftover caramel into a glass jar and store in refrigerator.  Or just grab a spoon…mmmmm!

 

Look at this apple, every mom needs one of these Pampered Chef APCS gadgets! 

My kids went NUTS over the apples I sliced them using this great invention.  There is even a way to slice the apples leaving the peel on, which I made them do, of course, since that is the healthiest part! 

Happy Baking!

~T 🙂