Caramel Apple Crisp Pizza

This caramel apple crisp pizza is the perfect sweet fall treat. The dough bakes up super crisp and the topping is sweet and fruit filled. You’ll love this!Β 

This caramel apple crisp pizza is the perfect sweet fall treat. The dough bakes up super crisp and the topping is sweet and fruit filled. You'll love this!

Well, I have officially found my new favorite fall dessert. I mean really I would happily eat this during any season BUT apples are truly the best during the fall. This crisp meets dessert pizza actually reminds me of a dish I used to get back in high school. One of the many local pizza places had a few dessert pizzas on their menu and one of their specialties was a dutch apple pie pizza. Oh my gah you guys! It was so good and the best thing ever to high school Brandy.

However, now that I’m all grown up I have thought of a way to make that high school dessert pizza just a little bit better.

This caramel apple crisp pizza is the perfect sweet fall treat. The dough bakes up super crisp and the topping is sweet and fruit filled. You'll love this!

For this version I made a fresh apple pie topping (vs. the canned stuff of my youth) and then I topped it with a super crunchy oatmeal packed crisp topping. I baked it all up in a cast iron skillet that made the cinnamon sugar dusted crust of the pizza super crispy and then I drizzled the whole damn thing with caramel.

CARAMEL people! My gah it was ahhhhhhhhhhmazing!

This caramel apple crisp pizza is the perfect sweet fall treat. The dough bakes up super crisp and the topping is sweet and fruit filled. You'll love this!

If you’re still not sold on the whole idea of dessert pizza just stare at these pictures for just a little bit longer and you will be sold. Seriously, how can someone not want dessert pizza?

Oh and I didn’t get all fancy with the dough. It’s seriously just pizza dough that I picked up from the store. I did sprinkle the outside crust with a little cinnamon sugar but other than that it’s seriously just plain old dough.

This caramel apple crisp pizza is the perfect sweet fall treat. The dough bakes up super crisp and the topping is sweet and fruit filled. You'll love this!

Oh and if you let this “pizza” cool just slightly you really can cut out a slice and eat it just like a normal slice of pizza. That means it’s perfect for late night snacking and eating on the go. Well, except you might end up with sticky fingers.

Actually the more I think about if you just bring some wet wipesΒ and you’ll be set.

{Looking for more apple recipes? Try my apple pie smoothie bowl, nutty cinnamon roll apple cake or my gluten free apple cinnamon waffles.}

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Caramel Apple Crisp Pizza

This caramel apple crisp pizza is the perfect sweet fall treat. The dough bakes up super crisp and the topping is sweet and fruit filled. You'll love this!

Yield: 6-8 slices

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

For the dough:

  • 1 pound raw pizza dough, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar

For apple filling:

  • 2 cups small diced tart apples, cored and peeled
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

For topping:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • Caramel sauce, store bought

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

For dough:
In a 10 or 12 inch cast iron skillet add olive oil and spread all over the bottom of the skillet. Add in the dough and press out to the edges of the pan. The dough will probably shrink back slightly but you should be able to spread it out so that it's only 1 inch away from the edge. It will fill out while baking. Set aside the dough while you cook your filling.

Sprinkle the outside of the crust with cinnamon sugar.

For filling:
In a medium sized skillet set over medium heat add apples, dark brown sugar, water, cornstarch and apple pie spice. Mix together and cook until the mixture is thick like pie filling. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

For topping:
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together brown sugar, flour and oats. Using a pastry blender blend in the cold butter until the mixture resembled crumbly wet sand.

For assembly:

Once the apple mixture is not super hot add it to the dough and spread out leaving a 1 inch crust around the pizza.

Cover the apples with the topping and bake for about 20 minutes until the crisp topping is browned. Let the pizza cool in the skillet for about 10 minutes and then drizzle the top with caramel topping.

Cut into pizza shaped wedges and devour.

37 Responses to “Caramel Apple Crisp Pizza”

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    Katrina — October 6, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Well hellooooo beautiful!! This pizza is one gorgeous beast! Love it!

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    Catherine — October 6, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Dear Brandy, So far this fall every dessert we’ve made has had apples! This pizza, looks marvelous. I want to cut into right now, even if it is still morning. I think a slice of this with my tea would just be perfect. xo, Catherine

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 6, 2015 at 7:06 am

    I seriously need this for breakfast. Such torture to see this and not immediately taste it!!!

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    Amanda | The Chunky Chef — October 6, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Ohhhh wow… I can just imagine a nice hot slices of that pizza with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top πŸ™‚

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    Tasha @thatssoyummy — October 6, 2015 at 8:27 am

    This is so perfect for the fall weather!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — October 6, 2015 at 8:45 am

    What an incredible looking dessert pizza!

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — October 6, 2015 at 8:52 am

    This is such a fun idea for a dessert! I love the idea of serving it at an informal get-together. Everyone would love it.

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — October 6, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Oh, boy, I made a caramel apple crisp pizza last month and let me tell you, it is my favourite dessert! I never thought to cook mine in a cast iron skillet though (an excuse to make it again?! Alright!) Plus, caramel anything is just delicious πŸ™‚

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    Katerina @ Diethood — October 6, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Oh, I’m in love with this!! Looks so inviting!

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    Sarah — October 6, 2015 at 10:33 am

    This straight out of the oven would have to be heaven – between the smell and the caramel….gimme!

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    Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny — October 6, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Oh this tart looks absolutely delicious! We’re going apple picking next weekend and this would make the perfect recipe! Pinning for sure πŸ™‚

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    Julie — October 6, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Uh, this is amazing. I need a slice!

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    heather @french press — October 6, 2015 at 11:13 am

    you say dessert, but it has fruit so I call it BREAKFAST!! either way it looks SO good.

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — October 6, 2015 at 11:25 am

    You know the way to my heart Brandy! I’m positive that if I make this I will have to make 2, because I know I won’t be sharing! πŸ™‚

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    Christie — October 6, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Oh my! This is one gorgeous pizza and dessert rolled into one.

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    Mirlandra @ Mirlandra's Kitchen — October 6, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Oh my! This is fall heaven for sure! I need a big slice of this hot and gooey right now!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — October 6, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    This look amazing! I’d eat it year-round, too…but I bet it’s a little more special this time of year. I have everything to make this, so I think it has to happen this week – my kids are gonna flip!

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    Jennifer Stewart — October 6, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    I ate a apple pie pizza at a party one time and instantly fell in love. It wasn’t a fresh and amazing one like this so I can only imagine how good this is going to taste when I start shoveling it in my mouth. I love cooking in my cast iron pan because it is one less pan that I have to clean!

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    Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — October 6, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    I worked at Pizza Hut in high school and we had one dessert pizza that I lived on for months. Your version is definitely much more grown up…perfect for adult ME. πŸ™‚ I’ve been seeing this in my feed all morning so it’s a sign that I need to make it stat!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — October 6, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    this is totally acceptable for brekkie yeah? I mean it’s practically healthy with all those apples ; ) I’d love a slice or two.

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    christine — October 6, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Oh nice, I have a huge drawer full of apples from apple picking – thanks for the fresh new idea to use them up!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — October 6, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    I can totally see why this is your new favorite fall dessert! I need this!!!

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    Lana | Never Enough Thyme — October 6, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    I remember an apple pie dessert pizza from a long time back that I used to order every time I had a chance! It was divine and I haven’t had it in far, far too long. I guess you know what’s on my menu for tonight πŸ™‚

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    The Food Hunter — October 6, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    I love the idea of an apple pie pizza

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — October 6, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Oh my goodness, a thousand times YES!

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — October 6, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    This looks so flipping good! That caramel…swoon.

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — October 6, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I love the rustic looks of this apple crisp pizza pie! It’s a brilliant idea and I love that you’ve used store bought pizza dough but jujjed it up with some cinnamon sugar!

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    Kristyn — October 6, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    This looks like such a fun fall treat! Thanks for sharing!

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    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — October 7, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Heck yeah! This looks like all kinds of awesome.

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    Lora @cakeduchess — October 7, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Yes, yes! Caramel and apples together in a pizza! Apple desserts are my favorite kind of desserts…I want a slice enow for breakfast!

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    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama — October 7, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I just love dessert pizzas! πŸ™‚ And this one is perfect for fall! Looks amazing.

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    Sarah | Broma Bakery — October 7, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Brandyyyy. What is this, sorcery? Absolutely delicious.

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef — October 7, 2015 at 10:29 am

    This is fantastic and crazily delicious! Yummy!

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    rachel @ athletic avocado — October 7, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    hooray for sweet pizzas, because savory pizza is not enough to fix my pizza cravings πŸ™‚

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    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen — October 7, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    This has fall written all over it! I could definitely do some damage to this yummy pizza!

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — October 8, 2015 at 10:45 am

    This looks amazing! I’m totally sold on the idea of a dessert pizza!

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — October 9, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I love the idea of dessert pizza! That sound just fantastic. Plus apple crisp and caramel is always a good idea!

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