Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Apple Pie Pizza


I think my most favorite recipes to share here on the Country Cook are dessert recipes.  And if you've followed this website for a while, you've probably noticed.  Just look at the dessert section in the recipe index.  And I especially love when I can share an easy dessert.  I'm sure I've mentioned it before but it's worth repeating again.  I'm not the most patient cook/baker. And I'm definitely not the neatest.  Everyone in my house knows when Momma has been in the kitchen.  So after making a mess in my kitchen just trying to make supper, I like it when I can still make a dessert but not pile up a bunch of dishes or exhaust myself in the process.  This will look like it took you all kinds of time to whip up, but a few shortcuts make all the difference.

Now, I'm using apple pie filling for this particular recipe but the beauty of this dessert pizza is how many options you have.  You're only limited to the number of canned pie fillings you can find.  Blueberry, Blackberry, Lemon, Cherry, Strawberry, Peach...you name it.  The only small change you would make would be in the crumb topping.  For this apple dessert pizza, I add ground cinnamon to the crumb topping.  I probably wouldn't use the cinnamon with any other pie fillings except for maybe the peach.  And with the peach I would cut back the cinnamon to only a teaspoon.  I absolutely love cinnamon with apple but you can certainly make it to the taste that your family loves.
Ingredients:
1 premade thin pizza crust 
1 can apple pie filling
4 tbsp. butter, softened to room temperature
2/3 cups brown sugar
2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tbsp. cinnamon

For the icing:
2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. melted butter
 Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Take crust out of package and place on round baking sheet.

Now it's time to stab the apples.
Open your can of pie filling and get in there with a sharp knife and pull the knife back and forth across the apples. This will chop them up and give you more apple filling across your whole pizza.  I do this a lot with canned apples, remember those Easy Apple Danishes
 Spread the apple pie filling evenly on the pizza crust.
Now, to make the crumb topping.
 In a bowl, combine softened butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.
You can use a fork, a pastry cutter or your hands to do this.
 You want the butter to be evenly distributed and the mixture should look nice and crumbly
 Sprinkle the crumb topping all over the apple filling.
 Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until heated through and crumb topping is slightly browned. While pizza is cooling, start making the icing. Whisk together powdered sugar, melted butter and milk. Add milk until you get the consistency you like. I prefer a slightly thicker icing so about 2-3 tbsp. of milk works good for me. 
Drizzle icing all across pizza. I usually make a bunch of lines one way, then turn it around and make some more lines the other way.  Whatever strikes your fancy.  You'll probably have a little icing leftover. We save that and my husband likes to add a bit more icing to his individual slices. 
Using a sharp pizza cutter, slice up your pizza and serve!

24 comments:

Cindy said...

Love the dessert pizzas at Pizza Hut....now I can make my own at home. Many thanks for the recipe and wonderful instructions!

Linda A. Thompson Ditch said...

What a great idea! I love quick and easy desserts, and my imagination is zooming at the flavor possibilities...

The Better Baker said...

MMMM! Apple Pizza - sounds perfect to me. Looks fabulous too. You're a woman after my dessert-lovin' heart! =)

Kris said...

Oh, yum!

Kels said...

I like to use Weight Watchers Whole Wheat tortillas for a lot of things & this would be easy as pie! (pun intended) Can't wait to try it.

Oodie said...

Speechless...Pass me a fork please and thank you!!

Ellen said...

My mouth is watering just looking at it... when will the computer geeks make an aroma window for my screen!!!

I'm your newest follower from a Season for All Things. I am looking forward to finding more great recipes!

jenmariescafe.com said...

Ooh! I never thought to try this at home! Can't wait to.

Back for Seconds said...

This sounds crazy good! I am craving a slice big time right now :)

Tumbleweed Contessa said...

What a simple and sinful idea! I saw you on the Recipe Roundup. This is a must try for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Lilly said...

OMG... Thank you so much for this recipe! It's fantastic!

Joni said...

Gotta' try this as it reminds me of Pizza Hut apple dessert!!!! I love the Country Cook....:)

kentuckly lady 717 said...

This sounds so good...sure gotta try it soon :)

Anonymous said...

Really good with a sugar cookie crust too!! So easy and YUMMY!!!

Tina Larson said...

Could I use my own pizza crust and would I prebake it?

Teresa said...

Thanks for pinning this on the Weekend Potluck link party or I may never have seen it. Looks marvelous.

Anonymous said...

love this!! Taco John's makes one w/ a flour tortilla that I just can't get enough of! Thank you!!! making my grocery list now, potato soup, apple pie, and butter biscuits!

Anonymous said...

This looks amazing! My husband loves apple anything - and if it has a powdered sugar drizzle on the top then it's got to be great in his opinion. Can't wait to try this. Thanks much!!

Judy G. said...

Just bought stuff to make this...can't wait. Love your recipes!

Lynn said...

Reminder to oneself !!!~Do not read recipes on this blog site while starving~ I honestly want to eat the computer screen on this one!!

Lynn said...

This is what I am going to try..making it with sugar cookie crust. :)

Anonymous said...

My husband LOVES anything with apples. His mom makes a sour cream apple pie and it don't take long for that pie to be gone. I am going to make him an apple pizza and then I'm going to make myself a cherry pizza and see how that is. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

I really like using ginger with peaches. Maybe 1/2 or 3/4 as much as I would use cinnamon, but it seems to really work well with stone fruit. But apple pie really doesn't taste right without cinnamon. I also like a dash of nutmeg in any berry filling.

Deanna said...

Brandi,
I love your recipes - except they make me hungry! I am like you though, the recipe books I make up tend to have a very large dessert section. I would love to make all of them, but then my clothes wouldn't fit!