Deep-dish apple pie pizza. Nothing’s really that simple.
On this blog, I often worry that I am compelled to portray myself as this
teenage Martha Stewart-wannabe, but that’s not reality.
If I were Lauren Conrad or Martha Stewart, this would be different. It is their job to look super fabulous and manicured for their readers — exhibiting guru-like knowledge on flower arrangements and sock buns that don’t look stupid.
For me, this whole blogging thing is a little different. I don’t have endless funds to spend on peonies, my hair will never look good in a sock bun, and I have no authority to tell you all how to mix a pink mimosa.
|my beautiful, blank pizza canvas|
My goal is to get closer to you all as readers and tell it like it is. I
want you to be able to read my blog posts and be all like “whoa, she
gets it!,” or “omg me too.” Definitely not a “my life is in shambles,
how can I be more like her” (because believe me, my life is in shambles
Yes, I have a collection of vintage mason jars and milk bottles, I have a bin dedicated to washi tape, and I make my own granola. But that is just one side of me.
The part that you don’t see as much is the fact that I am a worrier, I
enjoy a little bit (lot a bit) of mess in my room, and I am often very
stubborn. Thus, along with the baker’s twine, DSLR shots, and
confectioners sugar comes real feelings, real mistakes, and the real joy beyond making a photogenic batch of cupcakes. Also, I often eat things straight out of the fridge (i.e. not plated with perfect lighting and garnishes).
One of my favorite things to eat standing up at the fridge is apple pie.
My dad used to always buy those grocery store apple pies, and I’d always
keep standing up, sneaking over to the fridge and eating just a little
sliver (by the end of the hour the pie was usually half eaten). That
apple pie tasted so much better than warm apple pie all served up with
ice cream and whipped cream and a mint spring (mint does not belong on
apple pie). Something about the cold, gooey, finger-food nature of it
made it just that amazing.
Pizza is another classic “fridge food,” cold pizza straight from the fridge is a delicacy of its own. It tastes nothing like pizza, but it tastes pretty good!
|look at that big, fat crust!|
Enough chit-chat. Let’s talk about this pizza. This is a real life recipe.
Ain’t nobody got time to make real apple pie on a school night. But we’ve got time for pizza pie. This pizza version of apple pie is all of the cinnamon-y apple goodness without the opressive pastry/pie crust rolling! (especially if you usestore-bought pizza dough… that’s real life)
The thing is, real life often tastes better than “ideal life” (a life in
which I made a mile-high apple pie with a rum syrup reduction with
apples that I picked from my garden). This strange amalgamation of the
classy, the trashy, and the unique creates something truly spectacular.
This pizza is a wonderful hybrid between you’re grandmother’s apple pie
(classy), Domino’s Cinnastix (trashy), and a cream cheese frosting
drizzled cinnamon buns (unique?).
The end result? Something perfect to eat standing up at the fridge.
If you’re looking for more easy-peasy pizza recipes to eat standing up at the fridge, you’re in luck. It’s Pizza Week on NoshOn.It! Checkout the hashtag #PizzaWeek on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or check out the Pizza Week Pinterest Board. The inspiration is endless!
|it’s so gooey I’m gonna die!!!!!|
for the dough:
- 2 packets of active dry yeast 1/4 oz. each
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 cups all purpose flour plus more for surface
- alternatively, you could use store-bought dough
for the filling:
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 8 oz block of cream cheese softened
for the topping:
- one small apple thinly sliced
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons cold butter
First, make the pizza dough.
Pour 1 1/2 cups of warm water into a large bowl, stir in yeast, and let stand for about 5 minutes until foamy.
in the sugar, oil, and salt. Add flour and stir until the mixture
forms a sticky dough. Transfer to a clean, oiled bowl and cover with
plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size (about 1 hour).
Preheat the oven to 460 degrees F.
Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll the ball of dough out into a big circle.
Now, make the filling. Beat together the sugar and cream cheese until it becomes a uniform mixture. Spoon this mixture evenly around the crust, about an inch from the edge. Fold the edges over the cream cheese to seal it inside the crust.
Lay the sliced apples out on the dough. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon.
Now, prepare the streusel. Crumble together the 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour, white sugar, brown sugar and butter until the butter is the size of pebbles. Sprinkle this mixture generously all over the pizza.
Give the pizza another nice sprinkling of cinnamon.
Bake in the preheated oven for 8-12 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven, and enjoy while warm!
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