Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza

Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza

Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza

I visited my local Bed, Bath & Beyond yesterday, and found some wonderful Apple Caramel Pie K-cups for my Keurig coffee machine. The caramel apple flavor was so yummy, that it inspired me to bake this delicious Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza.

Apple & caramel are two of my favorite flavors this time of year. I just wish I could figure out why I love caramel apple coffee, and caramel apple desserts, but I’m not very fond of caramel apples – whole apples dipped in caramel.

I suppose I’ll figure it out some day, but in the meantime, I’m going to have another cup of coffee and another serving of dessert pizza. ;)

~Enjoy~




Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza

Crust:
1 cup Krusteaz Pie Crust Mix
2-3 tablespoons water

Apples:
3 tablespoons butter
6 cups sliced peeled Granny Smith apples (about 2 pounds)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Caramel Sauce:
20 Kraft caramels, unwrapped
1/4 cup milk

Streusel Topping:
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter, cold

Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 teaspoons milk

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For Crust: Place pie crust mix in a small bowl. Sprinkle water (one tablespoon at a time) over mix while tossing with a fork, until moistened. Form dough into a ball. Flatten into round on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough into a 12-inch circle. Place dough onto a 12-inch pizza pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes.

For Apples: Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples and sauté for 6 minutes, or until apples are just tender. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook for 1 minute, or until sugar melts. Set aside.

For Caramel Sauce: Microwave caramels and milk in a microwaveable bowl on HIGH for 1-1/2 minutes, or until caramels are completely melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir until well blended. Cool 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.

For Streusel Topping: In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.

Putting it all together: Spread caramel sauce over baked pie crust. Arrange apple slices over caramel layer. Sprinkle streusel topping over apple slices.
Bake for 15 -20 minutes or until apples are tender.

For Glaze: combine powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk in a small bowl. Stir until smooth. Drizzle glaze over pizza; if desired.

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2 Responses

  1. I love pies and this one seems to be soooooo delicious. Your photo is inviting to try it.

    • This dessert pizza is similar to an apple pie, and it really was delicious. We ate it all up in no time. :)

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