The only thing that might be better than regular pizza is a dessert pizza. And this giant cookie topped with apples, caramels and cream cheese frosting this takes the cake (or pie.) Making everything from scratch really makes a difference. If you’re entertaining for the holidays, you’ll definitely want this on your table!

Caramel_Apple_Fruit_Pizza

Serves: 12 servings

Ingredients:

Sugar Cookie Crust:
¼ cup butter
¼ cup shortening
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
1¼ cups flour

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Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza:
2 large apples, diced (about 2 cups)
1½ cups club soda water
½ cup chopped pecans, toasted
½ cup caramel sauce

Cream Cheese Frosting:
4 oz package cream cheese, softened
¼ cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp half-n-half, if necessary

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Instructions:

Sugar Cookie Crust:
1. Beat the butter and shortening together.
2. Add granulated sugar and cream together for 2-3 minutes until lighter in
color and fluffier in texture.
3. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
4. Mix in the baking powder, salt, and flour.
5. Press dough into a greased 9-inch springform pan.
6. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-17 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1. Beat the cream cheese until smooth.
2. Beat in the softened butter.
3. Mix in powdered sugar.
4. Add vanilla and half-n-half, if necessary.

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Assembly:
1. Put the diced apples in the club soda water immediately after dicing them. Soak them in the water for about 3 minutes and then drain the water.
2. Spread the prepared cream cheese frosting (recipe below) on the cooled sugar cookie crust.
3. Top with the diced apples, sprinkle with chopped pecans and drizzle the caramel sauce over the top.

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This recipe and images are courtesy of The Gunny Sack.

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