Way back when I was a teenager, growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, life was pretty simple. We didn’t really have a mall close by where I lived to go hang out with my friends, but we did have a pizza buffet that rocked our world! You know the type, basically every kind of pizza under the sun on one buffet line, even dessert pizza! These days, I don’t frequent the pizza buffet anymore – not because I wouldn’t, just because my gluten intolerance won’t let me. I do, however, take inspiration from it, like with this gluten-free, Easy Apple Dessert Pizza!
I have such fond memories of that pizza buffet line.
It was where I was first introduced to mac and cheese on a pizza and it was definitely the first time I ever had dessert in the form of a pizza! My favorite was a Cinnamon Apple Pizza drizzled with icing. It was warm and flaky and downright decadent! Everything a girl could ask for in a dessert, right?!
Let’s talk about what makes this Easy Apple Dessert Pizza so special, shall we?!
The crust | This is no ordinary pizza pie my friend, this crust is made of sugar cookie dough. (In my case gluten-free sugar cookie dough, but hey- you do you!) Store bought cookie mixes, pre-made tubes of dough, or even from scratch recipes are all welcome at this pizza party, just form it into a big circle the shape of a pizza pie then bake it to perfection!
The “sauce” | Obviously, you wouldn’t use tomato sauce on a dessert pizza, that would just be gross! But, you know what you can use?! A whipped brown sugar and cream cheese spread! Oh yes, friend- this little dessert dipper is just heavenly! Creamy, luscious, and rich. Just like a dessert pizza should be!
The “toppings” | This Easy Apple Dessert Pizza has a sweet-tart combo of thinly sliced Stemilt Piñata® apples and Granny Smith apples. I sliced the apples paper-thin on a mandoline to ensure easy eating, but you could just chop them up very finely too.
What are you waiting for?
Up your dessert game with a little food fusion of sorts and make your family this Easy Apple Dessert Pizza, they are totally going to be singing your praises for it!!