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This Apple Pie Pizza brings the fall flavors of apple pie and crisp recipes to a Dessert Pizza!  But it’s much easier to prepare. Instead of the usual savory cheese topped variety, this Easy Apple Dessert is made with a pastry crust and topped with cinnamon spiced apples and a crumble topping!

An unusual Homemade Pizza Recipe, this twist on Dutch Apple Pie is an exquisite way to celebrate autumn!

Apple Pie Pizza slice with a scoop of ice cream on a white dessert plate

Apple Pie Pizza

Dessert pizzas are nothing new, from the fruit numbers made with a cookie dough crust, cream cheese filling and fruit topping to those pizzeria offerings with a bread base and canned pie filling. My kids loved the latter, a frequent treat at their grade school parties.

Me? I’d rather make mine at home with a real, buttery pastry crust, sliced apples tossed in warm autumn spices and a streusel topping. This is one of those Apple Desserts you can’t resist!

The cinnamony, apple aroma wafting through my kitchen  caught the interest of the picky hubby. He even had a before-dinner slice. So if you’re looking for a unique autumn dessert that both kids and adults will inhale, this apple pie pizza fits the bill!

Overhead view of Apple Pie Pizza baked on a pizza pan

Dutch Apple Pie Pizza

What is Dutch apple pie you might ask? As someone who does not enjoy rolling out pie crusts, a pie with a crumb topping  is a dream dessert. And a Dutch apple pie is exactly that, an apple pie with no top crust, but instead topped with streusel. This easy apple dessert has the 3 components of a Dutch apple pie: pastry crust, sweetened, cinnamon spiced apples and the crumb topping.Apple Pie Pizza Process shots collage

Pastry Pizza Crust – Apple Arrangement over Crust – Crumb Topping Applied

How to Make a Dessert Pizza

  • Using an easy to roll out pie crust recipe with butter and cream cheese, make this dessert pizza a breeze to prepare. But even simpler is purchasing a ready to bake grocery store pie crust.
  • Purchase some yummy baking apples like Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, Jonathans or Granny Smiths, and you’re ready to go. Local pie apples in your area are wonderful, too.
  • Slice your apples approximately 1/2-inch thick. Too thick and they will not be cooked when the crust is perfectly browned.
  • Years ago, I made this homemade pizza recipe with an oat streusel, but the hubby prefers his oatmeal only for breakfast. So a simpler brown sugar, flour and butter crumble was substituted. Either topping makes a delicious apple dessert recipe.
  • Take a sharp knife and pierce a few apples at the end of the baking time. The knife should insert easily when they’re done.
  • You’ll need a pizza pan if you want to make sure your apple pie pizza is round, but a sheet pan will work just as well. Don’t bother buying an extra pan if homemade pizza is not a regular occurrence in your kitchen.

 

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This post was originally shared in November, 2015. Photos and text were updated in 2019. 

If you have a pizza night at home, why not add this fun, tasty Apple Pie Pizza to the menu for dessert!

Apple Pie Pizza

Apple Pie Pizza

Apple Pie Pizza for a delicious, sweet twist on the classic Italian treat.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

Pizza:

  • Pastry for a single crust pie. I used this Apple Galette pastry dough.
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A few gratings of fresh nutmeg
  • 4 baking apples (I used 2 Granny Smiths and 2 Golden Delicious), peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch slices

Topping:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature

Garnish:

  • Caramel sauce, optional, to drizzle over pizza
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Roll out pastry crust to fit a 12-inch pizza pan. Fold edges of pizza under to make a rim around the perimeter.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the apple slices with sugar, flour, and spices. Arrange over crust in a single layer. Combine the topping ingredients until well mixed and crumbly, and sprinkle over apples.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the apples are tender when pierced with a knife. Drizzle with caramel and serve warm. Top with ice cream if desired.

Notes

Inspired by a Taste of Home recipe. Click on link to see the option for an oatmeal topping.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 628 Total Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 51mg Sodium: 427mg Carbohydrates: 90g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 46g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g

 

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44 comments on “Apple Pie Pizza”

  1. Dear Liz, I did not know that October is National Pizza Month in the US – but that certainly sounds like a delicious idea to me! And I am loving the ides of serving a sweet version of that incredibly famous Italian dish as a dessert, especially with a topping of those fall apples and a crumb topping with oats!
    Wonderful idea, dear friend!
    Have a great Sunday!
    Andrea

    • Beautiful idea – love this apple pie pretending to be a pizza or pizza pretending to be an apple pie 🙂 I know some recipes for apple pie suggest using some cheese (normally in a crust), so incorporating cheese could be another interesting way to combine a pizza and an apple pie, I guess.

  2. Sounds great, I could be into pizza month:@)

  3. Sounds and looks fabulous, Liz. Love that crumbly oaty topping.

  4. What a great presentation!
    Happy Sunday

  5. I’m all for a slice of pizza any time of the day 🙂

  6. MMMMM, I love Pinot Grigo with desserts!! I haven’t ever had an apple pie pizza, however. I clearly need to change this!

  7. My preference is white wine with pizza too! I love that they still use a cork, definitely a plus in my books. Your apple pie pizza sounds great, I’m glad Bill enjoyed it too! National Pizza Month?

  8. Everyone loves apple pie and everyone loves pizza so I think this is a real winner.

  9. Oh my goodness, Liz, your description of this pizza has me drooling for sure! I think this would make a good dessert to add to our Thanksgiving feast! Thank you for sharing!

  10. I really with I could eat pizza every day for whole month 😀

  11. I think Bill is on to something. A slice of pizza for an appetizer and then a slice for dessert!

  12. Apple pizza, especially with caramel topping, sounds amazing!

  13. You know, I’m inspired to use my new favorite gluten free pizza crust to make this for dinner, umm, err, dessert!

  14. You’ve got me inspired, Liz! Apple pie pizza with the crumbly Bill-approved topping does look fantabulous. As does your idea of using a cookie dough base sometimes =)

  15. This is pretty much the dessert pizza I dream about at night, but with pizza dough as the crust. Pizza Hut used to have it on their lunch buffet in apple, cherry, and blueberry and it was crazy good. I seriously need to put my twist on this awesome recipe you have here.

  16. Liz, you’re tempting me with your desserts this month! Your apple pizza looks mouth-watering.

  17. I love having one whole month devoted to pizza — and if anyone could put up with me, I’d eat it each and every single day! But this apple dessert pizza would blow my family away! We used to eat an apple-strudel-type dessert pizza when we lived in Iowa and have never found a recipe for it. I think this is the ONE! Thank you so much for sharing it! Bill is going to LOVE this!

  18. Cool! I’m off to a picnic & don’t forget to drop by with your pie! xoxo

  19. I always adore dessert pizza…I mean we all love desserts, right? But I’ve never tried apple pie pizza. Totally love this twist and can’t wait to make this for SundaySupper.

  20. What a fun idea Liz and then of course I would have an excuse to eat it for breakfast too; that’s what I do with pizza!

  21. Mmmmmmm… this looks so so good. And, I we just brought home a bushel of apples picked fresh from the orchard yesterday!!

  22. I love this twist on apple pie! Your pie pizza looks scrumptious!

  23. This is absolutely wonderful! I love the wines you picked to pair with it! Great choices!

  24. I didn’t know that october it was pizza’s month ! Your apple pizza is stunning and with Gallo wine must be just terrific!

  25. Liz, this is one delicious dessert pizza and I know my family would be all over this , inhaled in just minutes… Happy Autumn to you!

  26. I’ll have to try pairing pinot grigio with apples. I wouldn’t have thought to do that but the sweet flavors in the wine would complement apples well.

  27. This dessert pizza looks incredible! I’m with you, love that it’s homemade! That oatmeal streusel topping is totally calling my name!

  28. This is one amazing pizza and would be devoured along with with the wine!

  29. Seriously one of my all time favorites right there!

  30. Pizza + apple pie + wine = a happy Tanya!

  31. I love that you made a dessert pizza. It is gorgeous. Would love to have a slice with a glass of GFV Pinot Grigio.

  32. Gallo Pinot Grigio is one of my faves also and having it with your Apple Pizza sounds divine!

  33. Noticed you’re having a lot of recipes using apples. You are a huge fan of apples, aren’t you? Wish I could bake like you ……. xoxo

  34. Lizzy,
    I’ve never made or had a sweet pizza. This looks delicious. My family would flip over this.
    Annamaria

  35. Pizza AND apple! That means I’m in heaven! I love both, and this recipe sounds great, served with vanilla, cinnamon, or maybe mastic icecream, yum!

  36. Wow I LOVE this idea! What a fantastic dessert idea. Pinned 🙂

  37. what a great idea, apple pizza is going on my list to make! I just bought over 15 pounds of Mc’s and needed some extra new recipes to use them up with!

  38. Easy sounds good to me! Apple desserts are always a winner in my books.

  39. I used to make an appetizer pizza with a cream cheese dip “sauce” and raw veggies as toppings. But, I’ve never made a dessert pizza. I can’t wait to try it! Looks delicious.

  40. I ave fond memories of my mother baking apple pies every year and then freezing them. I love anything apple pie, so count me in!

  41. Such a great idea. I love it. Pretty sure it’s delicious in any shape or form, but this one is super fun. I’m in! 🙂 ~Valentina

  42. The arrangement of the apple slices elevates this dessert to a new level. On an ideal day, my meal would start with your Blue Cheese Gougères followed by the Filet Mignon with Red Wine Balsamic Sauce and this Apple Pie Pizza would be dessert.

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