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DEEP DISH CRISPY APPLE PIZZA

DEEP DISH CRISPY APPLE PIZZA will change the way you view pizza and desserts! It has a flaky, buttery pie crust, and it's filled with sugary cinnamon-coated apples. The crispy streusel topping is filled with nuts, more cinnamon and sugar, and butter! Don't forget to serve each piece with a drizzle of caramel and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 35 mins
1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 290 kcal

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • (1) 9-inch Pie Crust (Store-bought or homemade)
  • 4 medium Granny Smith Apples (Peeled, decored, and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces.)
  • 2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon (1 tbsp for apple mixture and 1 tbsp for streusel topping.)
  • 3/4 cup Sugar (for apple mixture)
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar (packed) (for streusel topping)
  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour (for streusel topping)
  • 2 tbsp All-purpose flour (for apple mixture)
  • 1/2 cup Old-fashioned rolled oats (for streusel topping)
  • 1/2 cup Chopped pecans (for streusel topping)
  • 6 tbsps Butter (room temperature) (for streusel topping)

Homemade Pie Crust (Optional)

  • 1 & 1/2 cup All-purpose flour (Make sure it's a "heaping" 1 and 1/2 cup of flour.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 cup & 1 tbsp Butter flavor shortening (Make sure it's a "heaping" 1/3 cup and 1 tbsp.)
  • 6 to 8 tbsps Water

Instructions
 

Apple Pizza Filling

  • Peel, decore, and slice 4 Granny Smith apples. Sliced pieces should be 1/2 inches.
  • Add Sugar (3/4 cup), Flour (2 tbsp), Ground Cinnamon (1 tbsp) to the apple slices, and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the apple pizza filling to the uncooked pie crust.

Streusel Topping

  • In a separate bowl, add Flour (1/2 cup), packed brown sugar (1/2 cup), Oats (1/2 cup), Ground Cinnamon (1tbsp), Pecans (1/2 cup chopped). Mix thoroughly.
  • Add 6 tablespoons of butter (room temperature) to the dry topping and mix.
  • Add the streusel topping on top of the apple filling that is already in the uncooked pie shell.

Homemade Pie Crust (Optional)

  • In a bowl, combine flour (heaping 1 and 1/2 cup), Salt (1/2 teaspoon), Butter flavor shortening (heaping 1/3 cup and 1 tbsp).
  • Use a pastry blender or two forks to blend the dry ingredients with the shortening. Take your time cutting into the flour and shortening, ensuring that the result resembles coarse flour-like cornmeal. 
  • Next, begin sprinkling 1 tablespoon of water all over the dough. Then, with a fork, gently mix the water and dough. Continue this process until you have added 6-8 tablespoons of water. Usually, it takes about 6 tablespoons, but it can vary depending on the dough. You don’t want the dough overly wet, but you do want enough moisture that the dough is beginning to form together without crumbling apart. After this process, firmly mold the dough into a ball with your hands.
  • On a floured surface, roll the dough out to an 11-inch circle with your rolling pin. Roll in alternate directions to ensure you get an even circle. An excellent way to measure with the eye is to place the deep dish ceramic pie plate on top of the dough circle. There should be at least two inches of dough outside the pie plate.
  • Next, transfer the dough to the pie plate by folding the dough circle in half and then into a quarter. Make sure the folded dough is centered on the pie plate before unfolding.
  • Begin forming the dough to the pie plate. Fold the edges of the dough so you have a thick deep-dish crust. Refer to the crust pictures in Tip #4 of the article.
  • Now that the pie dough is formed to the ceramic plate and the edges are folded in, add the apple mixture. Next, top the apples with the streusel topping.

Baking Instructions for Deep Dish Crispy Apple Pizza

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Bake the apple pizza for 35-40 minutes.
  • Cool the apple pizza on a wire rack to avoid sweating.

Serving Instructions for Deep Dish Crispy Apple Pizza

  • Cut a slice of apple pizza.
  • Drizzle each piece with caramel.
  • Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 2gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 150mgSugar: 25g
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