Caramel Apple Pizza

Friends and family will go nuts for this simple-to-fix spicy fruit dessert.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Caramel Syrup

1/2
cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/3
cup corn syrup
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3
cup whipping cream
1
teaspoon rum extract or vanilla

Pizza

2
medium cooking apples, thinly sliced
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1/2
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
egg
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
package (17.3 oz) frozen puff pastry, thawed
1
cup chopped nuts, toasted
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with foil or cooking parchment paper. In 1-quart saucepan, heat brown sugar, corn syrup and butter to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened; remove from heat. Cool about 30 minutes. Stir in whipping cream and rum extract.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix apples and lemon juice. Stir in granulated sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla on medium speed until blended.
  • 4 Roll each sheet of pastry into 10-inch square on foil-lined cookie sheet. Cut each pastry square into 10-inch circle. Place scraps in center; roll into pastry.
  • 5 Spread half of cream cheese mixture over each pastry round. Arrange apple slices on cream cheese. Sprinkle with nuts. Drizzle about 1/4 cup caramel syrup over each pizza.
  • 6 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. Pour remaining caramel syrup over hot pizzas. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Is life a little nutty? Doing some advance prep will help. Toast nuts in a shallow pan in a 350°F oven about 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

Use 1 cup caramel ice-cream topping instead of making the caramel syrup and don't peel the apples.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
260 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29 g
29 %
(Saturated Fat
10 g,
10 %
),
Cholesterol
85 mg
85 %;
Sodium
160 mg
160 %;
Total Carbohydrate
51 g
51 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
5 g
5 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.