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Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza Recipe

Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza Recipe

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 YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 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
  • TOPPING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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