Apple Cinnamon Fruit Pizza

14 Apr

I have a friend who recently introduced me to fruit pizza, which I had surprisingly never heard of (not counting the dessert pizza at Pizza Hut). I, not being big on fruit, was thinking to myself that this dessert wasn’t for me. Therefore, I decided to tweak it a bit to my liking, and I believe the final product turned out quite tasty.

An original fruit pizza is made with a sugar cookie crust, a cream cheese spread, and is topped with various fruits. I decided to make mine more similar to the flavors of an apple crisp.

You will need..

1 package oatmeal cookie mix (or already prepared dough)

8oz cream cheese

2 tsp vanilla

3 Tbsp sugar

3 tsp cinnamon

about 2 apples, both red and green

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the crust, spread a thin layer of the prepared oatmeal cookie dough along the bottom of a pizza pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes making sure it’s baked all the way through and turning a golden brown on top. Meanwhile, cream the cheese, sugar, and cinnamon. Slice the apples and cut into bite size chunks. Once the crust has cooled completely, spread an even layer of the cream cheese mixture across the top. You can be creative and lay the apples over top in a design, if desired, but I simply threw them on, making sure to cover the entire cookie.

I found the crunch and crispness of the apples a good contrast to the softness of the cookie crust. Once prepared, the fruit pizza can easily be sliced and served at a party, as dessert, or for a midnight snack. Or for smaller treats, the dough can be baked pressed into the bottom of cupcake tins and served as a healthier alternative at kids parties. Make sure to keep refrigerated and covered. To prevent browning, the apples can be soaked in a lemon juice and water mixture.

My apologies for the lack of pictures. Guess you’ll just have to trust me on this one!

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