I’m not naming any names, but someone in my house in on a juice cleanse. And that someone’s favorite dessert is apple pie. Their favorite food is pizza. So, because I’m cruel, I made apple pie pizza. It’s just that the house is starting to smell like raw kale. I can’t deal anymore. This apple pie pizza is the temptress I need it to be. The juice cleanse must end.
To be fair, the juice cleanse is in preparation of our trip to Austin this weekend. We plan on inhaling our weight in barbecue, food truck tacos, and all the other things Austin has to offer. I haven’t been to Austin in 4 years or so, and the place seems to have blown up. I feel like it’s the coolest place in Texas right now. I’m a little jealous of that title since I’m from Dallas, but I will give the Lone Star state capital it’s due. Austin is bad ass.
For this mini dessert pizza, I had to create a pizza dough recipe to serve two. I had so much fun with this! I wanted the dough recipe to be easy and quick. I make the entire recipe in a 2-cup measuring cup. After I mix the dough, I grab it in one hand, grease the cup, and plop the dough back in. The quick one-hour rise time makes this do-able on a weeknight for me: start the dough, go to the gym, come home and undo the benefits of the gym. Easy, peasy.
I foresee us using this dough for savory applications, too. Stay tuned for that…. In the meantime, is there a specific type of pizza you’d like to see on here? I’m always open to suggestions and requests.
I thought you might like it. The crust is covered in sauteed apples and brown sugar, which turns into a sticky, delicious caramel (you’re welcome). I topped the apples with a sugar crumble. And since it wasn’t sweet enough, I drizzled it all with a powdered sugar glaze. I will report back if it was enough to undo a juice cleanse commitment.
I’m so excited to participate in Pizza Week in collaboration with NoshOn.It. Here’s what the other cooks made:
Vijay of NoshOn.It made Biscoff Shortbread Pizza with Nutella, Strawberries and Toasted Hazelnuts (whoa, gimme the fat pants!)
Toni of Boulder Locavore made Gluten-Free Blue Corn Southwest Nacho Pizza
For the rest: