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Caramel Apple Pizza Recipe

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This caramel apple pizza recipe has one of the best payoffs of all the desserts I’ve made.

Whole caramel apple pizza

It’s basically an assembly of ingredients, all stacked on top of each other. At least they’re delicious and easy to find in the stores.

Perfect Dessert

Regardless of what you have for dinner, this caramel apple pizza dessert is the perfect dish to serve after dinner.

We like it after a Mediterranean salad or this Italian chicken zucchini casserole.

Bite of caramel apple pizza with apple

Ingredients

You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make this delicious dessert. Of course, you’ll need a pizza crust.

You also need apples cooked in sugar. Since I don’t typically have a ton of time, I purchase the canned apple pie filling for this dessert.

If you do have time, just add apples, sugar, water, and some spices in a saucepan.

Sprinkle some spices like cinnamon and ginger over it. Cook until the apples are tender.

You’ll also need butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, caramel sauce, powdered sugar, and water.

You can add other flavors if you want, but I recommend sticking to the recipe the first time you make it.

Then it’s fun to adjust the recipe to your personal taste.

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

How to Make a Caramel Apple Pizza

It’s not difficult to make this caramel apple pizza. But the payoff is absolutely amazing!

The recipe is simple and straightforward, especially if you start out with an already-cooked pizza crust.

First, spread the butter over the entire crust. Sprinkle the brown sugar over it.

Butter on a pizza crust

Next, empty a can of apple pie filling (or you can make your own from scratch) and spread it over the buttered crust.

Sprinkle the cinnamon over the apple mixture.

Apples and brown sugar on a pie crust

Stick your pizza in the oven and bake it until the edges of the crust turn brown. Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes.

Finally, add the toppings. I drizzled the caramel sauce first. Then I drizzled the powdered sugar and water mixture over that.

Drizzling powdered sugar icing over the caramel apple pizza

As soon as you have the toppings drizzled on the pizza, it’s ready to eat. Serve it with or without additional toppings.

You can also put a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream over it. Or if you’re a chocoholic, you can drizzle chocolate syrup or sprinkle some chocolate chips over it.

Benefits of Apples

We’ve all heard the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” There’s some truth to that.

In fact, apples are one of the most nutritious foods we can eat. According to Medical News Today, they are packed with fiber, water, antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals.

Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Pizza Recipe

Eight years ago, I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance. Unfortunately, back then it was difficult to find anything good that didn’t have gluten.

Pizza crust was totally out of the question, so I figured out ways to have what I wanted. But most of them tasted like cardboard.

Caramel Apple pizza

Now, it’s easy to find delicious gluten-free pizza crust. So this caramel apple pizza recipe is one I can now enjoy.

Even More Recipes

If you like finding new recipes, go to the Weekend Potluck at South Your Mouth, Meal Plan Monday at Julia’s Simply Southern, and Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage.

Yield: 8 slices

Caramel Apple Pizza Recipe

Caramel apple pizza with icing drizzled over the top
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cooked pizza crust
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 can of apple pie filling
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of caramel sauce
  • 1/3 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of water

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    2. Butter the top of the cooked pizza crust. This helps the brown sugar to stick.
    3. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the crust.
    4. Spread the entire can of apple pie filling over the crust.
    5. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the apple pie filling.
    6. Bake for approximately 12 minutes, or until the edges of the crust turn a golden brown and the pie filling starts to bubble.
    7. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool to slightly warmer than room temperature.
    8. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the pie.
    9. Combine the powdered sugar with the water and stir until it has a thick, creamy consistency. Drizzle over the pie.
    10. Cut into slices and enjoy.

Notes

You may serve this apple pizza with toppings, such as vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. However, it’s delicious without anything added.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 283Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 4mgSodium 368mgCarbohydrates 55gFiber 2gSugar 23gProtein 5g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Andrea Stoeckel

Sunday 24th of November 2019

Wonder how it would be with a shortbread or cookie crust

southernhomeexpress

Sunday 24th of November 2019

Hi Andrea. It'll be good but very sweet. Maybe you can cut the caramel in half or leave it off if you don't want it too sweet. Or if you do want it sweet, that's okay too. I'd love to hear how it turns out if you do that.

Miz Helen

Tuesday 29th of October 2019

This will be a very good dessert pizza, it looks so good! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Miz Helen

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