Published on August 23rd, 2016 | by Kristen Swain0
Caramel Apple Pizza
It’s the end of summer, and the beginning of fall. It’s time for those fresh apples, seasonal spices and comforting desserts. Fall is my favorite time to sample different apples. During the season, varieties come ripe as the season continues and I love to sample and taste the differences in apple varieties, and include those apples in my desserts and baking. I love the textures I can create in desserts with apples. I can leave the skins on, or remove them. I can bake them into desserts, or cook them ahead so that my apples are either crunchy still, or soft and creamy. From applesauce to apple muffins and even my famous crumb topped apple pie, we get lots of apple yumminess throughout the fall. Once at our old house, I had just finished making a crumb topped apple pie, and our oven decided at that moment to die. There was some issue with the pilot light and it burst the door of the oven open, scaring me half to death! All was fine, but I still had this unbaked pie. I didn’t know what I was going to do, I certainly didn’t want to waste my money and time and throw the pie away. I ended up grilling the pie on our back porch! My family, especially my husband LOVED the smokiness it added to the pie, but I did tell him, as long as I have a working oven, that pie was one of a kind!
This great dessert pizza features a unique twist with apples. Leaving them fresh and crispy by not cooking them, keeps the texture and crunch while still having a super apple flavor.