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Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + cooling


12 slices

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
Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • equatorkater
    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.

  • Haroldandsue
    Jun 21, 2014

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

  • gaburkett
    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.

  • vernag
    Oct 20, 2011

    The cookie dough was too plain.

  • cherrylady
    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!

  • drema1
    Oct 13, 2011

    I haven't made this yet, but it looks really good! In most of my baking I use King Arthurs white whole wheat flour, it doesn't taste like wheat but has more fiber than white. It has worked for everything, except for pie crusts (still working on those).

  • marilynshade
    Oct 13, 2011

    I have eaten the store bought cookie dough recipe one and want to try this lighter version. Where do I find whole wheat pastry flour? Or is that just regular whole wheat flour?

  • hgergen
    Oct 3, 2011

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  • RaOwBe
    Oct 14, 2010

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  • DeborahAnn60
    Oct 22, 2008

    I made this last week. It was easy and so delish that my husband did not realize that is was a healthy recipe. Deb