Caramel Apple Crisp Pizza

Caramel Apple Crisp Pizza
Recipe type: dessert
  • 9-ounce dough ball
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 medium tart apples, like Granny Smith, cored and sliced thin using a mandolin
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup salted butter, softened and divided
  • ½ cup caramel topping
  1. Toss dough and add to a greased pizza screen.
  2. Melt ¼ cup butter and brush dough with butter.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and flour.
  4. Using a mandolin, slice apples thinly and immediately add to flour mixture to toss.
  5. Lay the coated apple slices atop the buttered dough, overlapping the edges.
  6. To make a crumble to place over the apples, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and softened — but not melted — butter.
  7. Use your hands or a spatula coated in cooking spray to blend the topping until mixed and spread over the apples. Be sure to leave about a ¼-inch border.
  8. Bake at 425 F for about 15 minutes until dough is fully baked.
  9. Remove from oven.
  10. Warm caramel topping in the microwave for a few seconds until softened and drizzle liberally over pizza.
  11. Chef’s Note: Chopped peanuts are a crunchy addition as a topping.