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Apple Crisp Pizza

Enjoy this easy dessert pizza all autumn long! Apple Crisp Pizza is made with a spiced apple filling and a crisp oat topping, all drizzled with caramel sauce.

Written by: Erin of Texanerin Baking

A slice of Apple Crisp Pizza on a white plate

Creating This Apple Dessert Pizza

With fall quickly approaching, I love baking with apples. They’re admittedly not the most exciting fruit, but when mixed with cinnamon and baked, nothing makes me feel more warm and cozy and ready for the changing of the seasons.

This dessert pizza has a sweet sugar cookie-like crust as I’m really not a fan of traditional crusts, which I usually push aside in favor of the filling. But this crust is so delicious that I often find myself sneaking pieces of crust from the pie plate when nobody is looking.

One thing I really love about this crumble pizza is that it holds up really well. Crumbles and crisps are often mushy and unpleasant after the first day, but this tastes almost as good as fresh even after a couple of days!

The crisp topping softens just a bit, but that’s the only difference. If you want to avoid that, simply refrigerate the crisp pizza.

Apple Crisp Pizza Ingredients

To make this caramel apple pizza, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Whole wheat pastry flour
  • Apples
  • Brown sugar
  • Old-fashioned oats
  • Caramel sauce

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

How to Make Apple Crisp Pizza

I’ve seen other apple crumble pizza recipes where you have to sauté the apples first but I wanted something quick and simple and after baking this, I really don’t see a point to sautéing. The apples were baked nicely, but not too crisp and not at all mushy.

Now, let’s go over how the apple pizza is made:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, salt and 1/2 cup of the flour.
  4. Beat until well combined and then add in the remaining flour.
  5. Press the dough onto the bottom and up the sides (about 1/2″) of a 12″ pizza pan.
  6. Mix all the apple filling ingredients together and spoon evenly over the unbaked crust.
  7. Mix all the crumble topping ingredients together until well combined and sprinkle over the apples.
  8. Bake until the apples are tender and the crumble topping starts to turn golden brown.

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the free printable card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.

How to Store Apple Crisp Pizza

Cover and store the apple pizza at room temperature for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to 6 days.

A slice of Apple Crisp Pizza on a white plate

Recipe Substitutions to Try

Typically I don’t recommend making a bunch of substitutions when preparing a new recipe. When making substitutes, you won’t know if you don’t like the recipe or if the recipe didn’t turn out due to a preparation mistake, an ill effect from the substitute, or something else.

However, if you do choose to make substitutions in a recipe, I recommend only making one substitute at a time so you don’t have a building effect of multiple poor substitutions.

  • Crust: If you prefer a traditional pie crust, feel free to use that instead of the cookie crust. Don’t worry, this apple crumble pizza would still be sweet enough!
  • Flour: I used all whole pastry flour in the crust and in the filling but if you like, you can use all-purpose flour. You really can’t taste that this is whole grain so it’d be a great way to start off with whole grain baking!
  • Apples: I used Granny Smith apples but you can use any type of apple that you enjoy baking with. Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Gala are all great baking apples.
  • If you don’t like apples, berries, cherries, peaches or plums would work wonderfully here. I would omit the nutmeg if you don’t use apples. Powdered ginger would be a great addition, depending on what fruit you use.
  • Caramel: I used caramel to top off my pizza but I think vanilla ice cream would be even more suitable. Or for a real treat, ice cream with caramel on top!

More Easy Apple Desserts:

This Browned Butter Bourbon Apple Crisp is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and has lots of make-ahead tips to help you simplify your Thanksgiving prep.

This Apple Crisp with Oatmeal Crumble Topping is an elevated take on the classic dessert. Serve as is or enjoy with a scoop of ice cream!

This Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pie is the kind of pie you convince yourself is perfectly okay to eat for breakfast once Thanksgiving is over.

Made with a homemade crust and filled with fresh cranberries and apples, this Apple Cranberry Galette would be perfect for Thanksgiving!

This Cinnamon Applesauce Bread with Walnuts is perfect for fall and features some of fall’s best flavors, such as cinnamon, apples, and walnuts.

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Apple Crisp Pizza

Apple Crisp Pizza

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Enjoy this easy dessert pizza all autumn long! Apple Crisp Pizza is made with a spiced apple filling and a crisp oat topping, all drizzled with caramel sauce.

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup unrefined or granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour

For the apples:

  • 1/4 cup unrefined or granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour, whole wheat flour, or all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 1/2 cups apples, diced into 1/4 inch pieces

For the crumble topping:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat or all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, salt and 1/2 cup of the flour. Beat until well combined and then add in the remaining flour and beat until combined.
  4. Press the dough onto the bottom and up the sides (about 1/2") of a 12" pizza pan.
  5. Mix all the apple filling ingredients together and spoon evenly over the unbaked crust.
  6. Mix all the crumble topping ingredients together until well combined and sprinkle over the apples.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the apples are tender and the crumble topping starts to turn golden brown.
  8. Let the pizza cool for 10 minutes and then drizzle on the caramel sauce or top with ice cream and serve immediately.
  9. Cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to 6 days.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 481Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 38mgSodium 164mgCarbohydrates 79gFiber 6gSugar 23gProtein 9g

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