Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Apple Pizza Pie

Who doesn't like apples?  Who doesn't like pie?  Mix the two together, you can't go wrong!  This is a creative idea because it's not exactly a pie, just uses pie crust like a pizza crust.  It tastes amazing, like a little slice of apple pie with a sugary glaze on top.  I think this dessert is great to bring to spring/summer BBQ!
I used store bought pie crust, and used both of them.  If you have a great recipe of your own I'm sure that will work great too!  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Roll pie crust out into a rectangle and line the cookie sheet with the dough.  I had to cut and paste some of the edges.  It doesn't have to look perfect because you won't see it!  Set aside.
The first part of this recipe is a little tedious, but stick with it, it'll get easier.  Peel, core, and slice six apples into bite size pieces.
Put the bite sized pieces of apple in a large mixing bowl.
Add sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and flour.  Stir until the apples are all evenly coated.
Pour apples onto the dough.  Spread into an even layer.  Set aside.
In a medium sized bowl mix together the flour, brown sugar and oats.  Cut in the butter.  I mixed this in with my hands, but you can use a fork too.
Mixture should be crumbly, like above.
Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the apples.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.  My piece of advice here is don't under-cook.  I usually like my baked goods gooey, so I cook them a few minuets less than the suggested time, don't do that here.  The crust in the middle takes a little longer to cook, if you think they look like they're done, I would cook them an extra two minutes just to make sure!
While the pizza is baking mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk.  Make sure your cream cheese is room temperature so you can combine easier.  I mixed it all together and then used a whisk to get all the clumps out.
Once the pizza is finished cooking, remove from the oven and drizzle the cream cheese icing over the top.
Slice and serve.  It tastes great served warm and cold.  I kept the leftovers in the fridge, and they taste just as great then too!  The butter and oats crumbles and the icing really make this a tasty dessert. 

Apple Pizza Pie
Adapted from: Flour Me With Love
1 double crust pie dough recipe (or 2 refrigerated crusts)
6 medium sized apples
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup butter
2oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a cooking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Roll pie crust out onto cookie sheet, and set aside.
Peel, core and slice apples into bite size pieces.
Add the sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and flour to the apples until evenly coated.
In a separate medium bowl mix together flour, brown sugar and oats.
Cut in butter until the mixture is crumbly.
Sprinkle mixture evenly over apples.
Bake 20-25 minutes, until crust looks golden brown.
While pizza is cooking make the icing.
Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk. 
Whisk until all clumps are out.
Once the pizza has finished baking, remove from oven and drizzle with the icing.
Slice and serve!


  1. Apple pie and pizza are too things I love so anything in betweetn works for me!

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  3. Lauren - I hope you try and make this, it tasted awesome! I brought it into work and everyone loved it :)

    Amanda - Thanks!! I'll check it out, thank you for stopping by!

  4. Remodeling the kitchen, so not cooking right now, but this is on the top of the list of new desserts to try once I have my kitchen back!! Too Southern for Words!!

  5. This sounds delicious. I can't wait to try it! One hint I learned was to add a little nutmeg and mace to the spices for the apples.

  6. This sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it.

  7. This looks amazing, I can't wait to make it. I think my 9 yr old daughter can even help with this one :)

  8. Betsy - good luck with the kitchen, I bet you're going crazy not being able to cook! At least I would be. Let me know how it goes once you're up and running!

    Anonymous 1 - Nutmeg would be a great addition! And you're right it always tastes great with apples.

    Elizabeth - Good luck, hope it turns out just as tasty!

    Annoymous 2 - It would be a great project to get kids involved, and they would love eating it I'm sure too.

    Thank you all for stopping by, hope you continue to read!

  9. Sounds good! I'll try it!

  10. As a young bride, more than 35 years ago, I had a recipe for Apple Crumble Pizza Pie. I lost the recipe years ago. This is the closest I've ever seen. I can't wait to make one.

  11. I was just thinking..instead of pie crust. Maybe it could be cookie dough, like they do with desert pizza. I am going to try it out. Thanks for the great idea!

  12. Sounds wonderful. If you are a cinnamon lover - try a spice that I buy from The Spice House in Ohio called "cake spice". It is a cinnamon blend that also has anise in it. Wonderful!

  13. I wonder if you could use canned apple pie filling instead of fresh apples?

  14. thats what i wanna know sally. i have arthritis and the cutting apples would just not work!

  15. Grams - your comment gave me a huge smile! I'm so happy you found the recipe and that I could help with that. Enjoy :)

    I think it would be great on cookie dough - but what wouldn't :)

    Sally - I'm sure you could use canned apples, I've never tried doing that. Let me know if you try it and how it turns out.

    THANK YOU all for stopping by. I'm so overwhelmed with all of the comments and visits. I'm new to blogging so this is such a great feeling!

  16. Anonymous and Sally - I researched a little, I think you can use canned apples, just make sure you cook it less than if you used real apples. Maybe cook the crust for a few minutes, add the apples, then cook for the remaining amount of time. Hope this helps!

  17. You can buy apples pre cut in our local stores If you have trouble with the cutting I would check the stores where you live :)

  18. There were 7 children in my family. My dear mom use to make cookie sheet pies to stretch the pies. She made apple, chery,blueberry whatever fruit she had. All our friends just loved it. She put the crisscross pie crust on top. Thank you for the recipe. Brings back great memories & I shall make this for my family.

  19. What an awesome recipe!!! This looks so good I may have to try it!

  20. Going to bookmark this recipe and try as soon as I can, would be great for family reunion, but if they like it like my buffalo meatballs, won't get a taste

  21. This sounds great! Must try for holiday picnic. Something that won't have to kept cold.

  22. Can't wait to try this,there is nothing better than Apple pie any way you make it

  23. Love hearing the stories about how you used to have this when you were a child and that it brings back great memories!

    Make sure you keep a slice for yourself. You took the time to make it you should at least get to enjoy a taste :)

    Patti - It would be perfect for a picnic!

  24. What part of this recipe is "pizza"?
    ~Anniebelle ~

  25. Hello,
    In the ingredients list you mention one flour and brown sugar amount and in the process you list two flour and brown sugar additions (one in the apples and one in the topping). Could you give me the exact amounts for each step?
    Thank you,

  26. Karen - I emailed you a response, but if anyone else had the same question here's the answer:

    The 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of flour go into the apple mixture. The 1/2 cup flour and 1/4 cup brown sugar and mixed with the oats for the mixture that goes on top of the apples.

  27. Hi,
    I see you have updated the recipe on your blog...however the recipe on the Tasty Kitchen site is still missing the 1/2 cup of flour for the topping.
    I will make this recipe again it was really very good!
    Thank you,

  28. my crust came out soggy---what am I doing wrong?

  29. Is it soggy or is it it just not cooked enough? I know when I made it I had to put it back in the oven for a few more minutes so the crust was completely cooked. Make sure you test the crust before you put the glaze on so you can cook it longer if you need to. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

  30. Well, I attempted your wonderful recipe again and this time I turned the oven temp up to 425--the pie crust box called for 450 and you said 350.
    The crust turned out great and everything is perfect!!! This shall be made over and over again!