Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza Recipe
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Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza Recipe

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I made a favorite recipe lighter by making my own cookie crust. I used less fat and sugar, and part whole wheat pastry flour. I also used a combination of fat-free and low-fat cream cheese as well as fat-free caramel sauce. My family doesn't notice the difference. —Tari Ambler, Shorewood, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 medium tart apples, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fat-free caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted dry roasted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 238 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, oil, corn syrup and vanilla. Combine the flours, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Press dough onto a 14-in. pizza pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla until smooth. Spread over crust. Arrange apples over the top. Drizzle with caramel topping; sprinkle with peanuts. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 slices.
Originally published as Caramel Apple Pizza in Light & Tasty February/March 2008, p37

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

"My sisters and I make a variation of this every year for my mom's birthday. We use our grandmother's recipe and it is delicious every time! Providing that we get portions correct, that is."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"Try puff pastry instead of the cookie crust or this crust."

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"I thought it was average. I really wanted it to taste better. I used refer cookie dough to save a little time. My daughter thought it tasted better than I did. Probably would not make it again."

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"The cookie dough was too plain."

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"My sister gave me this recipe years ago, but she said she usually makes the crust with refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough. My family loves it!"

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