Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza
One of my favorite things to do is to take an ingredient and do something unexpected with it. Like cookie dough for instance, cookies are fantastic and are getting a lot of attention right now, rightly so ’tis the cookie exchange season not to mention cookies for Santa and all, but how about taking cookie dough and turning into to say a dessert pizza just to shake things up? Now we’re talking. It’s basically one giant cookie topped with your tummies momentary desire.
It would be easy to slather on some cream cheese sweetened with
snow confectioners sugar and top with sliced berries. I’ve done that (and love it, it’s perfect in the warmer months when fruit is at it’s sweetest) but sticking with what’s in season is always best. What’s in season? Apples! When I think of apples I think of caramel. Boom. Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza.
I dressed this up with Pillsbury Gingerbread Cookie Dough. Instead of using a pizza pan I used my 9″ tart pan. It looks fancy but it’s really not. I just happen to be a fan of tart pans.
If you like caramel apples but don’t want to worry about pulling a tooth out (or your braces wire – yes that happened to me) try this dessert pizza instead!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Pillsbury. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.
What You Will Need:
- 15 ounces Pillsbury gingerbread cookie dough
- 2 large apples - peeled, cored, sliced thin
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce
What To Do:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9" tart pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Press cookie dough into pan and up sides. Place tart pan onto a baking sheet, bake for approximately 20 minutes.
- While crust is baking, into a medium bowl mix: flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon and melted butter until you have a crumble like consistency.
- Carefully remove crust from oven. Top with apples in a circular pattern. Sprinkle crumble mixture on top. Return to oven and continue baking for additional 20 minutes OR until cookie is completely cooked.
- Drizzle with caramel sauce while still warm.