Did you know October is National Pizza Month??? A whole 31 days to indulge! But today, I’m shaking things up by baking an Apple Pie Pizza instead of the usual savory cheese topped variety.
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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. You’re drooling, right? The picky hubby has eschewed any oatmeal topping for all the decades I’ve known him.
But the cinnamony, apple aroma wafting through my kitchen somehow changed his tune. He even had a before-dinner slice. Well, it is pizza, isn’t it??? And not everyone drinks beer with their pizza. I happen to prefer wine. And Gallo Family Vineyards has you covered.
Wine Pairings with Apple Desserts
I am a huge fan of Pinot Grigio and it pairs delightfully with this apple pie pizza. This crisp varietal features green apple, white peach and citrus notes which make it perfect to serve with fresh salads, rich seafood, grilled poultry along with acidic foods like tomatoes and lemon. But truthfully, I love drinking this Pinot Grigio with absolutely everything!
When it’s time to select a red wine, I gravitate towards Pinot Noir. With its subtle cherry and sweet fruit flavors, it tastes delicious with meaty fish like salmon, roast chicken and mushrooms. Not too heavy with slightly earthy flavors, it’s excellent to sip on throughout your meal.
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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: 8-12 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Pastry for a single crust pie
- 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
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
- Caramel sauce, optional, to drizzle over pizza
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Roll out pastry crust to fit a 12-inch pizza pan. Fold edges of pizza under to make a rim around the perimeter.
- 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.
- 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.
Inspired by a Taste of Home recipe.
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