How to Make Apple Dessert Pizza
If you ever go out to eat pizza, then you have probably tried a dessert pizza at some point. They come in all different flavors. With just a couple of ingredients you may even already have on hand, you can make your own homemade dessert pizza in minutes. This recipe is made with apple pie filling, but you can substitute the pie filling of your choice.
1 pizza crust
1 can apple pie filling
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 tbsp. cinnamon
Powdered Sugar Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
You can use any kind of pizza crust you like for this recipe. You can buy one that is already prepared, the kind that comes in a can that you roll out, or you can make your own. I chose to use the kind that comes in a can (found in the refrigerator section of the store next to the canned biscuits) because this one was cheapest.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare pie crust. I pressed mine out onto a cookie sheet into the shape of a rectangle. If you are using the kind in a can, prick a few holes in it with a fork and bake it for about 5 minutes before you put the pie filling on it.
Use a fork or knife to dice up the apple pie filling while it is still in the can. The smaller the pieces the better. Spread the apple pie filling out on the prepared pie crust.
In a bowl, use a fork to mix together flour, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. "Cut" margarine or butter into flour mixture with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Sprinkle the topping onto the top of the pie filling. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Top with glaze.
To make glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl. Add more milk or powdered sugar to reach desired consistency. Drizzle on top of apples.
Your family will love this dessert pizza! Try out different pie fillings. Keep the ingredients on hand so you can make this in a hurry when you want a quick dessert.
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