Apple Doozie (Dessert Pizza)
Y’all know I tend to be just a teensy bit on the talkative side, right? Well I got to talking so much down in this post that I felt obliged to keep the intro short and sweet so as not to wear your eyes out, so I’ll just tell you about this pizza.
This is a recipe I whipped up because I LOVE the apple dessert pizzas that all of the pizza chains have. I got to thinking that it would have to be a quick and easy recipe for them to make them on such a large scale. After taking a few minutes to wrap my head around it and dream up the ingredients, I went shopping and made this little baby. Bingo. Bull’s Eye. JackPot. We just passed “GO” AND Collected $200!
My only suggestion is that you NOT make this in the evening after the kids have gone to bed because then it will be just you and your husband and this big old apple pizza…and if you eat a slice it will keep calling you back for more and I am not responsible if you and he eat nearly the whole thing. No sireee, coz we’d never do such a thing at our house! ~looks innocent~
You’re gonna need: a Pizza crust, apple pie filling, cinnamon, quick oats, flour, brown sugar, and margarine (you only need half a stick of margarine).
To make the glaze on top, you’ll also need Confectioner’s sugar, milk, and vanilla.
Most pizza crusts I buy come in two packs so this is a great time to mosey on over and make Taco Pizza, then serve this for dessert. Good eatin!
*If using fresh apples, see instructions at bottom of post.
First off, open that can of pie filling.
You’ll notice most of the apples are in slices in there so we want to dice them up a bit so they’ll spread better.
What I do is take a long bladed knife and stick it down in the center, then pull it to the side.
Repeat this over and over and you dice up the apples in the can with no mess.
Now take out one of those pizza crusts and put it on a baking sheet.
Spread the pie filling over the top of the crust.
In a small bowl, place brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and oats.
Stir to combine.
Cut up 1/2 stick of margarine (or butter) and place in the bowl.
Using a long tined fork, cut that into the dry mixture until it looks like…
This is one of Katy Rose’s “golden forks” ~giggle~ Story about those is here…
Okay so this is really well cut in. I never cut mine in this much because I don’t have the patience for it. I called in the hubster to do this part of the job because my hands were bothering me (I’m getting old here) and he is very umm…dedicated.
So you can cut the butter in until it looks like this or you can just cut it in until you get tired of fooling with it. Pizza will still be good. ~shrugs~ I’m easy to please.
Take that topping and sprinkle it all over your pie filling and crust.
This bowl I’m using is a Pyrex one in a pattern called “Gooseberry Pink”. The style of bowl is called “Cinderella”. Cinderella bowls had two handles on them , one slightly larger than the other, and they were raised on the sides so that the handles could be used as pouring spouts. If you scroll up and look at the top view photos of the bowl you’ll see what I mean.
Sprinkle that over the top real good.
This is me with jewelry! I say that with wonder because I am not one of those people who ever looks “put together” based on their own efforts. Anytime you see me accessorized and looking like I’m wearing a planned outfit, that means one of two things: 1. Someone else dressed me. 2. I saw an outfit put together in a catalog or a store window and happened to have enough in my closet at home to duplicate it.
I seriously have no fashion sense at all, its just not one of those things I’m good at. This outfit is one I wore in a photo shoot for a magazine you’ll see in December, so in other words, it was put together for me. Fortunately, its hanging in my closet so I can just copycat it anytime I want! lol There was a photo stylist who put together my outfits for all of the photos in my book, right down to the jewelry I wore – which is another thing, I don’t really have much decorative jewelry. I’ll buy one pair of cheap hoop earrings and wear them until I lose them, then I’ll go buy another pair.
I generally have two necklaces that I wear. One is a gold heart locket my parents gave me sixteen years ago and another is a little silver necklace I bought myself when I finished my book. It was custom made and features a little silver heart with the word “Grateful” stamped on it, for my grateful heart. It also has two tags with each of my kid’s names on one, and a tiny pearl. I cherish both of these necklaces so they outrank fashion jewelry any day. If you ever see me wearing a necklace and it’s not one of these – then you can safely bet that someone else put together my outfit for that day!
I’m seriously useless when it comes to fashion, and I’m okay with that. Give me a pair of blue jeans and a comfy cotton top, toss on some tennis shoes or loafers if I’m feelin’ fancy, and get on with the day! When it comes time to do anything public, folks come in to make sure I don’t embarrass all of y’all .
I love people who are good at stuff like that and I just keep on letting them be good at it, in return I like to feed them .
~back to our pyrex bowl.. ~
I had someone ask on the facebook page if there was anything in particular I was looking for in terms of Pyrex the other day. You know the first thing that came to mind wasn’t Pyrex, but it was from that era. ~sighs and hangs her head~ When we moved, I somehow managed to lose two of my milk glass vintage coffee mugs that I really enjoyed drinking out of. One was Davy Crockett, from the fifties, and one was a Strawberry Shortcake one from the eighties. I’ve looked for well over a year now so I reckon its time to put them on my list and start scouting antique places again. Surprisingly, I don’t shop for antiques where I live. There is a massive antique mall here but whenever I walk in the folks who work there look at me like I’ve just forced them to swallow a bug (I don’t think I’m special, I’ve seen them do that to just about everyone). So I have my best luck on Ebay and at the once a month flea market in Nashville – which I only manage to get to a few times a year at best.
Oh! We were talking about a recipe here at one point, weren’t we?
Pile in the back of the truck and I’ll drive us on back to the kitchen…
Here is our apple pizza all ready to bake
Place it in a 350 degree oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned.
to make our glaze, place one cup of confectioner’s sugar in a bowl and..
Add about two tablespoons of milk.
You can add more if you need to but start with this, you’ll be surprised at how far it goes once you start stirring.
I am using a child’s medicine cup to measure this out. Often you’ll find them with tablespoon measurements printed on them and I just love these!
Stir that up good and add your vanilla
Use your spoon to drizzle the icing over the top.
Im kind of a grid criss cross drizzlin’ kinda gal.
Makes sense t’me. Does it t’you?
(I couldn’t resist. If you are an Alabama resident who has been flipping channels in the past few months, you know what I’m talking about! Now giggle a bit. C’mon, it was funny! Admit it! hehehee If you wanna know what on earth I’m talking about, google “Tim James commercial”.
Note: this is not a political statement, we don’t talk politics at the Southern Plate Table! )
Let pizza cool for about five minutes or so before eating
(just enough so you don’t burn the tar out of your mouth when you take a bite)
Right about now you are looking at this and thinking “I wonder if that tastes as good as I think it is would?”.
Let me set your mind at ease and tell you that the answer is “No”. It taste even better! MAKE THIS NOW! AYYEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
(that was my Apple Doozie war cry)
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it;
blame yourself that you are not poet enough
to call forth its riches.
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