Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Dessert Apple Pizza #BreadBakers

Today is National Pizza Day! Baking a pizza, sharing the day with friends and family, and enjoying the day is the best thing to do celebrate. I guess there may not be anyone having a dislike for pizza. This Italian delicacy is devoured by everyone. And this cheesy food is the "food mantra" for the younger kids. We try to make quick version pizzas or pizza made with anything as a base to quickly satisfy the pizza hungry kids. 

In our #BreadBakers group, today we are sharing recipes for pizza. Karen is hosting today's event. Any pizza recipe can be shared- pan pizza, grandma pizza, deep-dish pizza, Chicago style pizza, flatbread pizza, Detroit Style Pizza, English muffin pizza, Neapolitan pizza, and/or grilled pizza (or any other type of pizza). In other words, share your favorite pizza recipe.  #BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.


A pizza can be a sweet one too! I mean a dessert pizza. Though I (we) love spicy pizzas, I (we) love to have apple pizza. Have you tried eating apples and mozzarella, or apples and cheddar, or apple grilled cheese.....If you love those definitely you will love this dessert pizza. We love apple pie, cheesecake, pizza, grilled cheese, caramel........and this pizza is a combo of all. Spread a cream cheese sauce to the pizza base, top with apple pie filling, a little mozzarella, bake, sprinkle with cream cheese sauce, and caramel. This is equivalent to HEAVEN! 

Whenever we bake pizza, I try to make this dessert apple pizza too. I make a lot of fusion pizzas and hence one of my chaat pizza. But my daughter convinced me to post this (an excuse to take a better pic, we are apple pie lovers:-)). This is one of our favorite and hence sharing the recipe today for #BreadBakers. Next time when you make pizza try this with a portion of the dough or when you make an apple pie (or just the filling if you are like me:-)). I guarantee that you would make it every time. I make sweet dough if I am planning to make the dessert pizza. Increase the sugar a little and decrease the salt in your basic pizza dough. Or just use the same pizza dough, it works too! In any and every possible way, like the savory pizzas, these dessert ones too taste divine.


Makes 1 12-in Pizza

For the pizza base

All-purpose flour - 1.5 cups
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Active dry yeast - 1 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp

For the apples

Granny-smith apples - 3, (makes 3 and 1/4 cups, peeled and chopped)
Salt - a pinch
Brown sugar - 1/4 cup
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/4 cup 
All-purpose flour - 1 tbsp
Butter - 1 tbsp

Cream cheese sauce

Cream cheese - 6 oz, room temperature
Brown sugar - 3 tbsp
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/4 tsp

Topping - Mozarella - 1/4 cup
cornmeal - 1 tsp

To drizzle 

Heavy whipping cream - 2 tbsp (to make drizzle)
Caramel - 2 to 3 tbsp


Activate the yeast in warm water with sugar. Add salt to flour in a bowl. Mix and make a well. Add the activated yeast and olive oil. Knead to a soft dough. Apply oil on the bowl surface and on top of the dough too. Cover and let it double in size for an hour. 

In the meantime, heat butter in a pan. Add all the ingredients for the apple topping and cook for 7 minutes. Keep aside. 

To make the cream cheese sauce, add the ingredients together and mix till combined. Reserve two tbsp of it for making the drizzle. 

Combine the reserved cream cheese spread and whipping cream to make the drizzle sauce.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. After an hour, punch the dough, knead a couple of times. Roll into a 12-in circle. Sprinkle a little cornmeal on a 12-in pizza pan. Transfer the dough to the pan. Spread the cream cheese sauce. Now add the apple topping evenly on top of the cream cheese. Sprinkle mozzarella. Bake for 10 minutes.

Once it is baked, drizzle with the sauce and caramel. 

Slice and enjoy!

Check here for delicious pizzas we shared today for the #BreadBakers event. Thanks, Karen and #BreadBakers!


  1. Oh my word Radha....I LOVE this recipe....can't wait to try it.

  2. What a fun and delicious take on pizza! I was looking forward to seeing this recipe.

  3. I love dessert pizza SO MUCH! Look at that gorgeous appley topping!

  4. When my girls were younger they loved to go to Cici's Pizza where the pizza buffet has all sorts of savory pizzas and a couple of dessert choices too. I've never made a sweet one at home though. Your lovely apple pizza has me wondering why not?!

    1. Yes, they are great and you should try. Thanks you!

  5. This dessert apple pizza looks delicous I need to try it.

  6. Hello Radha, your pizza has sparked the desire to make a dessert pizza soon. Love the lovely flavours and the gorgeous topping!

  7. What a fabulous idea! I love that you made a sweet pizza for us. I totally want to make this!! It's kind of like an apple tart.

  8. This dessert apple pizza looks delicious .

  9. OMG, seeing the first pic, I was imagining If I could just grab that slice. Looks so so good. Delicious recipe

  10. It's been awhile since I made a dessert pizza. I know it's something that teens like at a pizza/sleepover party. This one looks great!

  11. My family would absolutely LOVE this! I haven't had a dessert pizza in forever!

  12. I love this! I can't wait to try it.