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Apple-Streusel Pizza

I’m back in dessert mode for this week’s edition of Fiesta Friday. Actually, I’ve been stuck in a fruit frenzy all week. I figured I’d bring a dose of what cured my cravings to the party-goers at Angie’s, the Novice Gardener. {Hmmm…fiesta, Friday, fruit, frenzy, figured…the “f’s” are really piling up…my apologies!} Say hello to the Apple Streusel Pizza!

apple streusel pizzaLast week’s party was a smashing success. I do believe there were more party revelers than any previous week. Not surprising to me, being this little Friday party is the “IT” party to attend in the blogosphere! If you haven’t joined us yet, it’s time. Click on over to Angie’s and link up…now! Selma and Jhuls were the perfect hosts as last week’s party. Thank you to both of them. This week, the party is being co-hosted by Elaine@Foodbod and Stacey@10 Legs in the Kitchen.

apple streusel pizzaBack to the apple-streusel pizza. Are you game for a dessert pizza? Did I mention it includes fruit? πŸ˜‰ This delectable dessert starts with a basic pizza crust, from scratch [great tutorial found here] or store bought [heck, I won’t judge]. It is then topped with pan sauteed, cinnamon spiced apples. A layer of sweet streusel is next. Then, it’s baked to perfection. Finally, the pizza is topped off with a healthy drizzle of vanilla icing. Mmm, Mmm…

apple streusel pizzaSo…are you ready for that first bite? Yes? Let’s get baking then.

apple streusel pizza

Apple-Streusel Pizza

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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apple streusel pizza
Ingredients:
For the pizza base:
Pizza Dough [from scratch or store bought, enough for a 12-inch pizza]
2 large apples [peeled, quartered and thinly sliced]
2 Tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon

For the streusel:
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar [firmly packed]
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 Tablespoons chilled butter [small dice or coarsely grated]
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt

For the icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450ΒΊF.

Melt the butter [from pizza base ingredients] in a medium size skillet. Add the sliced apples and cinnamon. Saute until apple is soft [fork tender]. Remove from heat and set aside.

Mix the streusel ingredients together in a medium size bow. Use a fork, pastry blender or your “clean” fingers. It will be somewhat chunky, the dry ingredients “clumped” into the wet. Set aside until pizza assembly.

Spray pizza pan [or rectangular baking sheet] with cooking oil. Stretch and pat dough into the prepared pan. Top with the cooked [and slightly cooled] apple mixture. Spread slightly to distribute evenly.

Using your hands, top with the streusel mixture. Distribute it evenly over the apple mixture. Bake 8-10 minutes [thickness of dough may vary cook time] or until the crust is nicely browned.

While the pizza bakes, prepare the vanilla icing. Mix the ingredients in a small bowl with a fork until it is drizzling consistency. Too thin? Add more sugar. Too thick? Add more milk.

When the pizza is done, drizzle with the icing, cut in wedges and dig in!

Note: At room temperature, this pizza taste very much like a coffee cake. It is still very good! If you prefer to reheat it a bit, I recommend doing so in a dry skillet. Simply preheat the skillet over medium-high heat, add a slice of pizza and heat approximately 5-8 minutes. Using this method [instead of the oven] will save the streusel from over baking and the icing from completely melting.

Fiesta Friday #16

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90 comments

  1. I’m feeling the baby corn jalapeΓ±o pizza from Sonal for dinner and this pizza for dessert? Can I do this in the same meal? Very nice idea here and it really sounds delicious!

    • After eating more than my share of this (it goes well with morning coffee, btw) I wish this pizza was virtual for me, too!

      As for the alliteration, it was a brain ticking, keyboard clicking accident. πŸ˜‰

  2. I am totally craving now Nancy! And wondering how I can make a low-glycemic version of this! Bookmarking in case I am up for the experiment some time! πŸ˜‰ Wonderful, wonderful addition to Fiesta Friday!

    • Thank you, Lori! I wish it was diet approved for you… I’ve got to be careful…if I keep eating stuff like this, it will be a no-no for me too. πŸ˜‰

      • Hehehe πŸ™‚ That’s ok, I love a challenge, so it’s kind of fun for me when someone makes something I like that I would have to experiment with to see if a non refined sugar, etc version is possible. πŸ™‚

  3. Wow! Nancy, that looks fab, I love the apples and cinnamon in the base ingredients πŸ™‚ I’m sure is will be a real hit at the party, thank you for bringing it along and for your support of us co hosts ☺️☺️ Have fun!

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  5. Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook

    I’ve GOT to make this for my husband… he was JUST talking about cookie pizza the other day (HA) and he would LOVE this…. so would I, and I’d love to try making the homemade crust too. I feel like I can taste it now and my stomach is GROWLING… mmmmm!!!! πŸ™‚ Perfffecttt for Fiestaaaa Friday!

    • Funny you mention cookie pizza…I made a chocolate chip one last week, which inspired this! This turned out great…it actually went quite well with my morning coffee, too! πŸ˜‰

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