Easy Apple Dessert Pizza Recipe

There's always the right time and place for an elaborate cake or some sort of ridiculously delicious pastry with an incredible number of layers. Beautiful, intricate desserts are certainly always welcome as far as we're concerned. But what about when you want a dessert that's just quick, simple, and fun? This easy apple dessert pizza is sure to fit the bill. Plus, it's very delicious and looks like it was bought fresh from a bakery (so you get a touch of fanciness, too).

Dessert pizzas come in so many different forms, whether featuring chocolate and peanut butter, s'mores, or a variety of fruits. And while any fruit can make the perfect topping to a dessert pizza, apples add the ideal classic, homemade touch to this dessert. You're getting in some healthy fruit, which is always a great idea.

With a simple cookie dough as the base, this easy apple dessert pizza is jam-packed with yummy flavor. There's a hearty, chewy crust, plus plenty of apple slices and a mouthwatering streusel topping to finish it all off in a grand way. And the best part of all? You'll have dessert baked from scratch and ready to serve in under 40 minutes. Sounds pretty appealing, right?

Gather the ingredients to prepare this easy apple dessert pizza

To get started making this easy apple dessert pizza, you'll want to grab all of the ingredients ahead of time. Making sure your ingredients are on hand and prepped will make the process so much smoother.

For this easy apple dessert pizza recipe, you'll need one stick plus 5 tablespoons of unsalted butter, ½ cup of white sugar, 1 ¾ cup of brown sugar, one egg, 2 ½ cups of flour, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, ¾ teaspoon of salt, and five small apples cut into thin slices. Once you have your ingredients rounded up and ready to go, you're all set to begin whipping up your new favorite dessert.

Cream the butter and sugars

Once your ingredients are gathered up and ready to go, it's time to dive into making this pure deliciousness. First, you'll want to preheat the oven to 350 F to allow it to warm up while you get busy on the other steps in this recipe.

In a large mixing bowl, add one stick of softened butter, along with ½ cup of white sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar. Use a hand mixer to cream the butter and sugars together until they are nice and fluffy. Then it's time to add in the egg, and mix it up well. You'll want to enjoy all of the tastes in every bite of this scrumptious treat.

Add the dry ingredients to finish the dough

With the butter and sugars creamed and the eggs mixed in, it's time to finish off the dough so you can officially assemble this treat. In a separate bowl, you'll want to combine 1 ½ cups of flour, the baking soda, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Gradually mix the flour mixture into the creamed butter and sugar mixture. Continue mixing until the mixture comes together and a soft dough forms.

Press the dough, and add the apple slices

Once the dough is ready, prepare a 10-inch round baking pan for your dessert pizza. Spray it with cooking spray to prevent the dough from sticking, and then press the dough into the pan, making sure to cover the entire bottom. You'll then cut the apples into thin slices, and then cut them in half. Sprinkle the apple slices overtop the prepared dough in the pan, pressing down just slightly.

Add the streusel topping, and bake the pizza

To make the streusel topping for your dessert pizza, combine the remaining 1 cup of flour, ¾ cup of brown sugar, and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Mix the dry ingredients together in a small bowl, and then melt the 5 tablespoons of butter. Pour the melted butter into the dry ingredients mixture, and use a large fork to mix it together. Mix until clumps begin to form.

Sprinkle the streusel topping over your apple dessert pizza, pressing down gently. Place the pizza in the oven, and let it bake for 30 minutes until the middle is fully set. Once it's finished baking, remove the apple pizza from the oven, allow it to cool, and then cut it into slices for serving. Whether you're making it for the family or guests, this recipe is sure to be a total crowdpleaser.

Easy Apple Dessert Pizza Recipe
4.9 from 13 ratings
This easy apple dessert pizza is very delicious, simple to pull together, and looks like it was bought fresh from a bakery.
Prep Time
8
minutes
Cook Time
30
minutes
Servings
8
slices
easy apple dessert pizza
Total time: 38 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 stick + 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ¾ cups brown sugar, divided
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ½ cups flour, divided
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 5 small apples, sliced thin
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream one stick of softened butter with a hand mixer. Add in 1 cup of brown sugar and ½ cup of white sugar and cream until fluffy.
  3. Add in the egg, and mix.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine 1 ½ cups of flour, the baking soda, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix until a soft dough forms.
  5. Grease a 10-inch round baking pan with cooking spray. Press the dough into the pan. Then, top the dough with small apple slices.
  6. To prepare the streusel topping, combine the 1 cup of flour, ¾ cup of brown sugar, and ¼ teaspoon of salt in a small bowl. Melt 5 tablespoons of butter, and then pour the melted butter into the flour mixture. Mix with a large fork until clumps begin to form.
  7. Sprinkle the prepared dough with the streusel topping. Press down slightly.
  8. Put the pan in the oven, and bake for 30 minutes until the apple dessert pizza is lightly golden brown.
  9. Once slightly cooled, cut into slices and serve.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 508
Total Fat 19.6 g
Saturated Fat 12.1 g
Trans Fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 69.4 mg
Total Carbohydrates 79.9 g
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
Total Sugars 48.2 g
Sodium 317.1 mg
Protein 5.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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