07 September 2012

 


I'm doing double duty today!  You're getting two great recipes today.  I already posted my Crazy Cooking Challenge recipe for Homemade Smoky Ranch Dressing, and now I'm sharing with you my first fall dessert of the year.  This is part of an apple-themed blog hop hosted by Savannah of Hammock Tracks.  I saw this awesome dessert over at Life As A Lofthouse, and I couldn't wait to try it.  

Caramel Apple Crisp Pizza

Ingredients:
1 refrigerated pie crust (for 9” pie)
⅔ cup sugar
3 tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
4 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced (I used Golden Delicious)
½ cup flour
⅓ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup quick or rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp butter, softened
Caramel sauce, for drizzling
Vanilla ice cream

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°.  Remove pie crust from fridge and let sit for 15 minutes before using.  Lightly dust a 12” pizza stone or pan with flour.  Carefully unroll pie dough onto the pizza stone and smooth out any wrinkles or cracks.

Combine sugar, 3 tbsp flour,  and 1 tsp cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add apples and toss. Arrange the apples in a single layer over the pie crust to completely cover it.

Combine the ½ cup flour, brown sugar, quick oats, 1 tsp cinnamon, and butter in a bowl and then sprinkle evenly over the apples.

Bake at 30 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from oven and immediately drizzle with caramel sauce. Cut pizza into slices and serve warm with ice cream.

Makes 8 servings.




Isn't it beautiful?  This was the perfect way to kick off fall in my house.  This pizza is so good!  I used Golden Delicious apples and they were just perfectly soft and tender.  The perfect companion to the crunchy oat topping and the sweet caramel sauce.  


 It's really good by itself, just with the drizzle of caramel sauce. . . .


. . . even better with some whipped cream, but the best way to eat it is warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream like in the first picture.  So good!  

I made this on Labor Day.  We had some family in town and had a little cookout.  Unfortunately, our family wanted to get back on the road and left while this dessert was in the oven.  They have no idea what they missed out on!  But as you can imagine, my husband and I just said to ourselves, "More for us!" :)

This was the perfect way to kick off fall baking and desserts.  I can't wait to bust out the pumpkin!

Be sure to check out all the other great apple recipes in the list below.



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4 comments:

  1. Lesa, this looks delicious. The minute I saw this recipe in the collection I knew it was yours!

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  2. This sounds like a delicious pizza!

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  3. Hello Lesa! Thanks so much for your comment at Country Cooks Across America! Just CRACKS.ME.UP to think we posted the same recipe on the same day! And you found me too??? haha That's pretty wild! When I read your profile I couldn't help but think we cook very much the same way. It's great crossing paths with you today...hope to do it again soon. Keep on cookin' Gal. I have my own cookbook and started out much like you in the kitchen. I am obsessed with trying new recipes now - sometimes 7 or 8 a week!!

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  4. Lesa, this looks SO delicious - I just love the caramel - love this!
    Mary x

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