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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equatorkater User ID: 8232774 237919
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."

Haroldandsue User ID: 4612668 171764
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

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

gaburkett User ID: 2967540 209608
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."

vernag User ID: 1015008 171617
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"The cookie dough was too plain."

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 171757
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!"

drema1 User ID: 5958553 111310
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3836481 171751
Reviewed 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?"

DeborahAnn60 User ID: 1878516 140384
Reviewed 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"

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