Deep Dish Apple-Cinnamon Dessert Pizza




Introduction: Deep Dish Apple-Cinnamon Dessert Pizza

About: I am currently an 8th grade science teacher. (tough work but I love it). I have also taught 2nd grade and Kindergarten. I love art, creating things and NEW IDEAS. I never oppress new ideas and welcome them ...

Decadent, warm, oozie, melt-in-your-mouth dessert pizza!! Yes, it IS pizza because it is made with pizza dough and you can for sure cut it like one.

At first glance, you may think this is a cinnamon roll. It isn't. This is a true dessert pizza. And what really makes it special is the addition of granny smith apples. So you could basically call this, an apple pie cinnamon roll pizza???

You know I sure can't decide. Why don't don't YOU give it a try and give it a good name? ;) But anyways, here we are, let me show you how to make it. It is very simple!

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Step 1: Materials You Will Need

  • Pre-made Pizza dough. (hey you can make your own if you want to. I got my BOGO at Publix) but if you want to make from scratch this is a good recipe. But you know, when it comes to dessert.. and I've already slaved over the stove for dinner, lets do something fast shall we? ;)

For the Cinnamon Sugar Spread:
  • 1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup of brown sugar. Save 1/4th for later
  • 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats
  • 4 heaping teaspoons of cinnamon. (heaping means be generous)

For Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons of UN-salted butter at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons of cream cheese at room temperature.
  • 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract

Finishing touches

Granny Smith apple sliced thin

Step 2: Line the Pan With Dough

Take out your dough and mess with it to make it more easy to work with. You may need to powder your hands with some flour to spread the dough on the bottom of the pan evenly. Well... make it as even as you can, you're not a robot.

Let it rest in the pan for at least 10 minutes.

Step 3: Make Butter Cinnamon Sugar Spread

Grab a small or medium sized bowl. Combine the softened butter, brown sugar, oats and cinnamon until well incorporated. You don't need a blender for this, just use a good spoon or even your hands.

set aside. We'll get back to you later ~

Step 4: To Make the Glaze

You will need a mixer for this part...

Beat together UN-salted softened butter and cream cheese on medium speed for about 1 minute. Scrape the sides to make sure everything is incorporated.

Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract until well mixed and almost runny.

It's done. Drain into a cup that can be microwaved. This will eventually top your lovely pizza. It's like the cheese but in sugar form!!

Step 5: Spread Out Cinnamon Topping

By now the crust will have risen. You may even be a bit scared... it rose to almost the rim! Now's the time to's all good, this is Deep Dish action going on here!

Spread the cinnamon glaze on the top of your pizza dough. It should be very malleable and fairly easy to spread around.

Step 6: Dice Some Apples

taking some notes from Granny (aka granny smith) the queen of apple pie... I used a granny smith apple to top the cinnamon spread. Make sure the apple is peeled first.

Then elegantly (or lazily, if it's been a long day) decorate your cinnamon spread with the apple pieces.

Step 7: Top Some Moreee

Now it's time to top your pie with deliciousness. Use the remaining 1/4 cup of brown sugar to top the apples. You can even add extra melted butter or cinnamon. It's really up to you. For me, I added more of everything. ahhh my hips!

Step 8: BAKE!!

Set your oven to 400 degrees. Once reached, bake your delicious dessert PIZZA. Set the timer to about 20 minutes because it's deep dish so it may need some extra time. I would say about 20-25 minutes.

Then you open the oven and smell that delicious aroma. If the apples seem darker and almost caramelized, then you are READY.

Step 9: Drizzle Glaze

Heat the cream cheese glaze in the microwave for about 15 seconds. This is just to get it soft so it can drizzle nice and beautiful over your creation

Step 10: Eat and EAT

Wait about 3 minutes for it to cool then use a knife or pizza cutter to get yourself a pretty slice.

Easy, simple, and O' so GOOD. We even used lower fat substitutes for some of the ingredients and it turned out awesome! Highly recommended! Please take pics!! Eat and enjoy!

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    7 Discussions

    That Redhead
    That Redhead

    3 years ago

    I'm dying!!! Must try this!!!! Bravo.


    Reply 3 years ago

    Why thank you!!! It will be so good!! :)


    4 years ago

    Now I'm hungry....and it's 11:00 p.m!. But tomorrow I will prepare this delicious food and enjoy it for sure.


    4 years ago

    Mmmmmm looks great my moms a great cook I bet she'll try it....THANKS :D


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    no, thank you! Please send pics if you do! :D


    4 years ago on Introduction

    This looks and sounds amazing! Don't forget to enter it in the Pizza Contest so I can vote for it!