Caramel Apple Pizza

Now that Labor Day 2012 in is our rear-view mirror, do you feel like fall yet?

I am pretty much ready to break out my sweatshirts and boots and hunker down.

Soup, Pot Roast, Apple Pie…I’m ready.

The thing with fall, though, is that it leads to winter.

Would it be wrong to want 9 months of fall and 3 months of summer?

But with fall comes fall television.  I am counting the minutes until I see Damon again.  And what’s gonna happen on Greys?  Poor Lexie…

Plus my kids go back to school on Wednesday.  I feel like the worst mother ever because I am SO ready.  Not ready for homework…gag, but ready for productivity during the daytime hours to commence.

And really, I’m just ready to wear my boots.

It all comes back to footwear, doesn’t it?

So how you feeling about Caramel Apple Week so far?  Our first round was a winner, for sure…you saw this and this, right?

Well, how about  Caramel Apple Pizza?

I know, right?

Top view of caramel apple pizza cut into wedges

This whole thing is kinda..eek…semi-homemade.

I know, I know.

But you can totally do every step from scratch if you’re an overachiever.

In my case, I was about oven-to-face in the fastest amount of time.  Story of my life.

Grab a roll of sugar cookie dough and press it into a greased pizza pan…about 12″ in diameter…

Sugar cookie dough pressed into a round pizza panBake it until you have one giant happy cookie…or about 17 minutes.

Meanwhile mix up some cream cheese and brown sugar.  Could there be a better combination?

Top view of cream cheese and brown sugar in a stand mixer bowl

And when your giant cookie is cooked and cooled, give it a good slather with that cream cheesiness.

Collage of two images of a giant sugar cookie and a giant sugar cookie spread with cream cheese frosting mixtureThen pop open a can of Apple Pie filling.  Here’s my favorite, because there’s no high fructose corn syrup.

Spread it all over the cream cheese mixture.

Apple pie filling spread over giant sugar cookie with cream cheese frostingThen drizzle some caramel on top.  I used about 1/4 cup.

Caramel sauce being poured over giant sugar cookie with cream cheese and apple topping

And then because I was feeling fancy I decided to melt some white chocolate and give it some flair.

Top view of caramel apple pizza

Then I ate.

And ate.

A slice of caramel apple pizza on a piece of brown paper

Now I hear that there might be some cute Caramel Apple Cake Pops over at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen today.  I could be wrong, though..you should go check.

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Caramel Apple Pizza


Description:

serves 18


Ingredients:

  • 1 (18 oz) roll pre-made Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 (21 oz) can apple pie filling
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray a round pizza pan with no-stick spray.
  3. Spread the sugar cookie dough out evenly, approx 12″ in diameter.
  4. Bake for 17-18 minutes until dough is golden around the edges and just set in the center.
  5. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. While cookie is cooling combine your cream cheese, vanilla and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and beat together for 1 minute until smooth.
  7. When cookie is cooled, spread your cream cheese mixture on top of cookie crust, leaving about 1/2 inch around the edges.
  8. Top the cream cheese mixture with your can of apple pie filling, spreading evenly.
  9. Drizzle caramel over the apple pie filling and then finally melt your white chocolate in the microwave and drizzle that over the entire pizza.
  10. Cut into 2″ – 2 1/2″ slices and serve.

Notes:

store airtight in the refrigerator

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Heather
November 4, 2012 9:57 am

I made this pizza and it is fantastic! Over achiever here, lol, so I made everything from scratch, including caramel sauce! 🙂 It was delicious!! THANK YOU! 🙂 I was told my friends it was orgasmic! haha! 🙂

September 7, 2012 4:58 pm

White chocolate flair is always welcome in my house!

September 6, 2012 4:52 pm
September 5, 2012 1:18 am

Yum! I am definitely saving this one for after apple picking when I’ve made my own pie filling for the year!

September 4, 2012 9:57 pm

How lovely does this look! yum!!

September 4, 2012 9:53 pm

so instead of having just one slice of this, can you just give me the entire pie? kthx!! 🙂

September 4, 2012 8:58 pm

this is AH-MA-ZINGGG. I LOVE THIS WEEK!

Wendy
September 4, 2012 8:55 pm

I love, love, love you ladies for the Caramel Apple week theme!!! (I burn “Harvest” scented Yankee candles all year long – no need to wait for fall!)
This pizza looks so awesome, but I must ask if you have any suggestions for substitutions on the cream cheese mixture? I hate to say this, but my stupid stomach refuses cream cheese.

September 4, 2012 5:44 pm

I can’t wait to see Damon again either! Or Grey’s anatomy–great minds think alike! 😀

September 4, 2012 4:49 pm

I wish I had this right now!

elizabeth
September 4, 2012 3:06 pm

You are officially crazy creative!!!!!!

September 4, 2012 2:51 pm

Whoa, I’d take this over real pizza any day!

September 4, 2012 2:43 pm

I am not good in making a savory pizza ( my Hubby rocks in that department ) but I could do this one! Love the cookie crust!

September 4, 2012 2:33 pm

Semi-homemade is homemade…yay fall!!!

September 4, 2012 2:18 pm

Bring it on, Fall! Did I just say that? I will miss summer so much but I do love all the fall recipes 🙂

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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