OK, I think I have a new favorite here for any time I need to bring a dessert for a family dinner or anything like that. This one is just super delicious and insanely easy. Kennedy and I whipped it up a couple of days ago for a snack, and we’ve nearly polished it off by ourselves since then.
It’s a great twist on a Fall classic that’s a little extra fun to eat too!
A few weeks ago, we were out to dinner with Kennedy’s baseball team for an end-of-season get together and we had something like this for dessert. Of course it was delicious and I thought I could for sure make a knock off dessert pizza if I really tried. So I did!
Let’s get started!
The basic ingredients are 1 can of apple pie filling and one tube of refrigerated pizza crust dough. You can also use those pre-baked pizza shells that you can get in the bread or deli section of the store, but I like the refrigerated dough better because it gives the pizza kind of a rustic tart look once it’s pressed into the pizza pan.
Kennedy helped me take the pictures as well while we were whipping this up, so if any of the pictures are a little better than what you’re used to around here, that’s why. 🙂
The rest of the ingredients are really pantry basics and make this super quick to be able to make at any time.
Flour, oats, brown sugar, and butter will all be for the crumbly topping.
Milk and icing sugar (or confectioner’s/powdered sugar) for the icing drizzle at the end. (Princess bowl for mixing icing and embarrassing your eight year old, optional.)
Don’t fuss to much over these ingredients. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s really a “no recipe” kind of recipe. Know what I mean? Just wing it and it’ll turn out delicious.
Unroll the pizza dough and press it into a pizza pan. Bake it in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, or until it’s a little bit golden.
While the baking is happening, throw together your crumbly topping. Mix together the flour, brown sugar, oats, butter and a bit of cinnamon in a little bowl. DO NOT MEASURE! I repeat: Do not measure! Just make sure the amounts of everything except for the cinnamon are about the same and add up to a little more than a cup or so when combined. But really, just eyeball it, mix it together, and it will be a beautiful expression of your artistic cookery. Or something like that.
Mix together the icing drizzle in much the same way. Dump in a bunch of icing sugar, then stir in a tiny amount of milk until it seems to be a good drizzly consistency. You can’t mess it up. I put the end result in a squeeze bottle for easy drizzling.
By now your pizza crust will be ready!
Open up that can of apple pie filling and spread it around.
Top it with clumps of the crumbly mixture.
Bake it in a 350 degree oven for about 25-30 minutes.
Drizzle the whole thing in icing. (It was a cloudy day, so we had to bring the finished pizza over to the dryer to get a good picture. Then I forgot to crop out the words “Air Dry” at the top there, so I’m just going with it.)
Grab a slice and eat! Kennedy thought the crumbly topping looked just like those sausage crumbles that you can get on some pizzas, which is kind of gross and kind of fun at the same time. I’m going to keep telling myself that it looks like one of those fancy rustic tarts.
And you can just call it yummy!
Test it out on your family. It’s pretty much a surefire hit!