Monday, January 11, 2016

Caramel Apple Pizza

A delicious pizza that will make your home smell like cinnamon and apples.  I was up early baking so it was breakfast too....when it's -18 outside, it is acceptable to have dessert for breakfast.  Plus, I had the extra thin crust pizza dough leftover from the pizza last night to use and apples in the refrigerator.

Caramel Apple Pizza

3 apples, peeled and sliced
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp brown sugar, I used dark
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cook in a large saucepan until the apple slices are tender


1/2 cup brown sugar, I used dark
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, softened

Stir all the dry ingredients together.  Blend in the butter with a fork.

Pizza crust (makes 2) 

2 cups flour
1 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup canola oil

Place the warm water, honey and yeast in a large measuring cup and let sit for 10 minutes Put the flour and salt in a food processor with the chopping blade.  Pulse until mixed.  Add in the yeast mixture and pulse again until it's all incorporated into the flour.  Switch to run and pour in canola oil and let the dough knead in the machine.  Remove dough and place on a lightly floured surface.  Knead for a couple minutes.  Cut in half (one half can be frozen for later use within a month).  Let dough sit for about 30 minutes.  This will give you time to get the rest of your ingredients ready.  

Roll out the dough and place on your pizza stone or pan.  I used my cast iron pan.  Spoon out the apples evenly on top of the dough, leave the excess juices behind so your crust isn't soggy.   Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples  Bake for 15 minutes at 400°.  Allow to cool slightly and drizzle caramel ice cream topping on top of the topping.