Apple pie dessert pizza features a thin pizza crust, topped with apple pie filling, a brown sugar and oats streusel topping, drizzled with cinnamon icing. YUM!
My husband and I recently had homemade pizza for dinner. I made enough homemade pizza dough for two crusts (using this recipe).
Unfortunately we ended up only making ONE pizza. That meant I had a bunch of leftover pizza dough.
I wrapped the extra dough ball VERY TIGHTLY in plastic wrap (multiple times), to stop the dough from continuing to rise. We refrigerated the dough overnight.
Ready To POP!
The next day I had this BULGING ball of plastic wrapped pizza dough in my refrigerator begging for mercy! I’m not kidding! It looked like it would EXPLODE if I poked with a pin… ha ha.
THAT is how I came up with this idea to use the pizza dough to make an apple pie dessert pizza. Someone had to do it, BEFORE that silly dough ball exploded!
What To Do… What To Do
I knew I also had some home canned apple pie filling in our pantry, so I put my thinking cap on, and came up with this delicious apple treat!
The GOOD NEWS is that you can use store bought pizza dough and a small can of apple pie filling! This will save you lots of time, if you don’t want to make the dough yourself.
The recipe for apple pie dessert pizza is super easy to make, and tastes GREAT! Here’s how to make this yummy treat:
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Make The Streusel Topping For The Apple Pie Dessert Pizza
The first thing to do is to make the streusel topping that will be used to top the apple pie dessert pizza. Place cold butter, all purpose flour, quick cooking oats and brown sugar in a medium sized bowl.
Use a pastry blender or two forks to cut the butter into the rest of the ingredients. When done, the butter should be about the size of peas. Set the topping aside until later.
How To Make The Apple Pie Dessert Pizza
Place the prepared pizza dough (enough for a single pizza) onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll the pizza dough out into a 12″ circle.
Fold the dough over in half, and place it onto a pizza stone, pizza pan or a large baking sheet. Carefully unfold the dough back into a circle shape..
Evenly spread the apple pie filling over the dough, leaving about an inch border around the edges bare.
Here is the apple pie dessert pizza, right after spreading out the apple pie filling. Remember to leave a 1″ border (without filling) around the edges.
Evenly distribute the streusel topping over the apple pie dessert pizza. You will want to cover all the fruit filling, but still leave the border edge slightly bare.
Cooking The Apple Pie Dessert Pizza
Place the apple pie dessert pizza into a preheated 400°F oven. Bake it on the middle rack for approximately 20 minutes. Oven temps vary quite a bit, so check it at about 18 minutes.
When done, the streusel topping should be golden brown, the filling will be bubbly, and the bottom crust will be golden brown, as well.
Transfer the apple pie dessert pizza to a wire rack or cutting board to cool completely. NOTE: Do not drizzle with the vanilla icing until the dessert pizza has completely cooled.
Make The Vanilla Icing For Drizzling On The Apple Pie Dessert Pizza
While the apple pie dessert pizza is cooling, you can make the simple vanilla icing. The icing will be drizzled over the dessert pizza, once cooled completely.
This icing is made by mixing together powdered sugar, apple juice (or water), cinnamon and vanilla until the mixture is smooth.
Once ready (and the pizza is completely cooled), drizzle the icing in any kind of pattern over the top of the pizza.
There’s really no rhyme or reason to this… just drizzle all the icing over the top. You can’t hurt it! Let the icing harden before slicing and serving the apple pie dessert pizza!
Ready To Slice And Serve!
Once the icing has firmed up, it’s time to slice this apple pie dessert pizza! I used a standard pizza cutter to slice the dessert into 12 slices.
The slices of apple pie dessert pizza are ready to eat You can eat it by either holding a slice (just like regular pizza) or by using a fork on a plate.
The combination of apple pie filling, with buttery cinnamon streusel topping on a thin crust can’t be beat! YUM!
Sure hope you enjoy this apple pie dessert pizza! It’s a fun way to serve your guests a delicious tasting apple pie treat!
Thanks for stopping by today, and I invite you to come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!
Looking For MORE Apple Desserts?
You can find ALL of my dessert recipes in the Recipe Index at the top of the page. Some of my favorite dessert recipes using apples include:
- Mom’s Apple Cake
- Apple Pie Stuffed WonTons
- Karen’s Delicious Apple Cobbler
- Dutch Crumb Apple Pie
- Apple Cider Bundt Cake
- Mini Apple Crisps
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↓↓ PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW ↓↓
- 1 batch Pizza Dough (enough for 1 medium pizza) (homemade dough or store bought- for 1 pizza
- 1 pint prepared apple pie filling
- 1/4 cup butter , cold
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons apple juice or cider (may substitute water)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place cold butter, all purpose flour, quick cooking oats and brown sugar in a medium sized bowl. Use a pastry blender or two forks to cut the butter into the rest of the ingredients. When done, the butter should be about the size of peas. Set streusel topping aside until ready to use.
Place the prepared pizza dough (enough for a single pizza) onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll the pizza dough out into a 12" circle. Fold the dough over in half, and transfer it onto a pizza stone, pizza pan or a large baking sheet. Unfold the dough.
Evenly spread the apple pie filling over the dough, leaving about an inch border around the edges bare. Evenly distribute the streusel topping over the apple pie filling, leaving the border around the edge bare.
Place the apple pie dessert pizza into a preheated 400°F oven, on the middle rack. Bake for about 20 minutes. Oven temps vary, so check it at about 18 minutes. When done, the streusel topping should be golden brown, the filling will be bubbling, and the bottom crust will be light golden brown, as well. Transfer the pizza to a wire rack or cutting board to cool completely.
While pizza cools, make the icing, by mixing together the powdered sugar, apple juice (or water), cinnamon and vanilla until smooth. NOTE: Do not drizzle pizza with the icing until pizza has completely cooled. Drizzle the icing decoratively over the top of pizza. Let the icing harden before slicing and serving the apple pie dessert pizza! Enjoy!
NOTE: The caloric calculation for this dessert was made based on the use of a 13.8 ounce container (in the tube) of Pillsbury pizza dough for the crust. I used homemade pizza dough to make this dessert, as I acknowledge that a lot of people will use store bought pizza dough. Your calorie count will vary, based on the ingredients in the dough used.
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