Easy Apple Crumble Pizza (Giveaway) #WhatTheHack

The secret behind this super Easy Apple Crumble Pizza is the food hack of some readily available store-bought products. Apple Crumble Pizza from The Baking Beauties #WhatTheHackThis is a Sponsored Post

You may have heard the term “food hack” being used lately, but what is a food hack? A food hack is simply when you use an item in a different way than originally intended, often creating a quick and easy shortcut. It’s like making these taco shells with plain tortillas, or these Easy Cheesy Sticks using a slice of bread. Udi’s Gluten Free recently ran a “What the Hack” contest, where people were asked to create a food hack using any of Udi’s products. Check out the variety of ways their customers found to use Udi’s products – there are some very creative people out there! Food hacks have become quite popular as people look for quicker and easier ways to feed their family. In fact, Udi’s has created an entire Pinterest board full of brilliant food hacks – some pretty neat ideas there!

Apple Crumble Pizza from The Baking Beauties #WhatTheHack   I was asked by Udi’s to create a food hack using their products to inspire you guys to think outside the cookie cutter. I decided to use their Pizza Crust and Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies to make this delicious dessert pizza. This Easy Apple Crumble Pizza includes a layer of slightly sweetened cream cheese, and a wonderful homemade apple filling. You are welcome to use bought pie filling if you have a brand you enjoy. I wanted this to be more apples than filling, so I opted for homemade.

Easy Apple Crumble Pizza #WhatTheHack
Serves: 12-16
Using store-bought pizza crust and cookies makes making this dessert extremely easy! To make prep time shorter, the apple filling can be made ahead of time, or you can use your favourite canned apple pie filling.
  • 2 Udi's pizza crusts, baked according to directions and cooled
Cream Cheese Layer:
  • 6 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' (icing) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
Apple Filling:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 large Gala apples (or other apple that keeps its shape when cooked), peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon water mixed with 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 8 Udi's Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip cookies, chopped
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' (icing) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Layer:
  1. Beat together the cream cheese, 1/2 cup confecterions' sugar, and maple extract. Divide between the two crusts, and spread to cover the crusts.
Apple Filling:
  1. In a large skillet, combine brown sugar, water, butter, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring the mixture to a boil, and add the apples. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. While the mixture is still bubbling, stir in the water/cornstarch mixture, and stir to distribute evenly. Continue cooking until the sauce has thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature before adding to the pizzas.
  1. Once you have added the apples on top of the cream cheese layer, add a layer of cut up Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip cookies.
  1. Stir together 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Add more milk, 1/2 a teaspoon at a time, if it is too thick. Drizzle on the pizzas.
  2. Cover and refrigerate pizzas for at least 1 hour before serving. These pizzas keep well, and can be made in advance without a problem.


 Enter to WIN an Udi’s Prize Pack

Now is your chance to win an Udi’s prize pack! All you have to do is tell me what you would make using Udi’s Gluten Free product in a “food hack”. You can use this Apple Crumble Pizza as inspiration.

Gluten Free Apple Crumble Pizza from The Baking Beauties

Note: Prize items may vary from those displayed.

The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents over the age of 18. Winner will be contacted via email, and must reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. The contest will run until June 22, 2014 12:00 am CST. Winner will be chosen at random. Good luck to all that enter!

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This recipe is shared on Gluten Free Fridays.

Note: I did not receive monetary compensation to write this post. I did receive products to create the recipe. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. says

    Lol, I’m not that creative…and we are new to GF so I devour your blog! I would maybe make some personal pizza’s using their hotdog buns… Yes, I love pizza! LOL 😀

  2. Lucy says

    Ud’s is a great product. This contest sounds fun…thinking hat on!
    The Easy Apple Crumble Pizza sounds great too!

    Thank you Jeanine! Have a wonderful weekend…HUGS! :)

  3. GwenH says

    Looks really good and the homemade apple filling would be so much better…. I really miss Pizza Huts pizza and their Apple pizza, so I have to give this one a try. Thanks again for another awesome recipe!!!

  4. Jamie Amaral says

    I would use the tortilla to make a peanut butter, mashmallow and chocolate chip roll up then sprinkle some cocoa powder over it and some whipped cream!

  5. Karen S says

    This looks yummy and easy to make. I can’t wait to try it.
    It would be good to take to a potluck dinner too! Thank
    you for posting.

  6. steve k. says

    pan heat tortiia grilled london broil sliced thin place in wrap romaine sliced tomatoe mexicalli cheese an london broil drissle blue cheese dresssing an wrap wah lah

  7. Diane Bowron says

    I would lightly toast a bagel, then top with bacon slices, a tomato slice, and cheese then bake it in the oven until the cheese melts. Mmmmm Delicious!

  8. Erin Ellis says

    Yum! You’ve inspired me! I would make a crumble pizza using strawberries! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  9. says

    I once made an ice cream “bread pudding” using Udi’s cinnamon rolls. It was ridic. Way too sweet but would totally make again anyway. Since my taste clearly runs toward sweet + sweet + more sweet, I LOVE what you did with the pizza crust!

  10. Aliyanna says

    I would make either mini pizzas on the bagels with cheese and pineapple and ham bits or more than likely,
    I would do an ice cream sundae with snickerdoodles and choco chip cookies layered between homemade ice cream topped with a homemade carmel sauce….

  11. Sharon says

    A plain tortilla baked in a “bowl” to make an awesome taco salad with everything I like: lean meat, medium sauce, pinto beans, shredded Colby-Jack cheese, sliced jalapeno, chopped Vidalia onion, sour cream, homemade guacamole, topped with shredded mixed greens — yummy!

  12. patricia says

    This fruit pizza is a great idea. I would use Udi’s pizza crust as you did, but I would use my home canned apple pie filling on it.

  13. Heather says

    I’d make a dessert pizza like the one served at a local pizza place here. Probably with peaches and topped with streusel.

  14. Tracy says

    The snickerdoodles crushed with butter as a topping on berry crisps. Having been baking them weekly this berry season. Can hardly wait for the raspberries to be in season. Thanks for the chance to win and share creative ideas!

  15. Jennifer Benson says

    I’d line GF cinnamon roll pieces in a muffin tin, then add cooked crumbled bacon, top with scrambled eggs & cheese shreds. Serve w/another warm GF cinnamon roll topped with sweetened cream cheese!

  16. says

    I use your regular white bread to make french toast at least once a week… we also use it to make seasoned breadcrumbs and we use burger/sandwich buns to make mini pizzas. So many options! Oh, yes, my favorite “hack” has been to crush the brownie bites and use them for a crust for mini cheesecakes, made with reese’s peanut butter cups mixed in and on top. AMAZING!!

  17. Mollie says

    I would use the Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip cookies to make mini cake crusts. Crush the cookies, press into muffin pans, Pour yogurt into muffin pans, Freeze. Yummy GF dessert!

  18. says

    Wow, it would be hard to decide what to make. I think your apple crumble pizza would probably be what I’d make. Or maybe my chicken chili lasagna which uses flour tortillas and which I haven’t made in ages because I’m too lazy to make my own gf flour tortillas. Another idea — ice cream sandwiches using the maple chocolate chip cookies, filled with vanilla walnut ice cream! I really miss ice cream sandwiches.

  19. says

    Oops, for those ice cream sandwiches I meant to say made with MAPLE walnut ice cream. There’s no vanilla walnut ice cream out there as far as I know. Sorry for any confusion.

  20. Tamara H says

    I use the tortillas to make various sandwich wraps,taco bowls. And pizzas. The brownie bites with arctic zero ice cream are delicious.

  21. Tracey says

    I love your apple pie pizza idea but, I make a French toast bake with udi’s white bread.
    I slice the bread into strips and use lots of cinnamon and berries. 45 min later, bam! Warm and yummy goodness in your belly. Great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert!!

  22. Libby says

    I would use their tortillas to make gf chocolate chimichangas! You put a Hershey’s bar (or any chocolate) in the center of a tortilla, fold it over and seal with egg mixture, and pan fry in a few inches of oil. Serve hot sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and topped with whipped cream! Yum!!

  23. Chloe says

    I love to hack Udi’s double chocolate muffins by turning them into a Black Forest trifle :) I slice up the muffins, layer them with tart cherries, whipped cream and chocolate pudding. Even my non-GF family loves it!

  24. says

    I have never had Udi’s but I have heard nothing but great things about it. Bread makes me sick. I am not gluten intolerant but I have a reaction to another ingredient in bread type foods. I want to try it all!!

  25. wendy brazeau says

    i would use udi products for both the main dish and dessert..
    bbq hamburgers made with their buns..and cesar salad..croutons
    made with their bread lightly olive oiled with garlic..and toasted…
    to finish..i would make a version of your apple crumble but use nectarines
    or peaches..


  26. Kerry says

    I’d slice the cinnamon buns and make overnight french toast casserole, or alternatively, cube them up for bread pudding -yum!

  27. Penny says

    I love using Udi’s bread to make my own bread crumbs. It is cheaper than buying gluten free bread crumbs and tastes great.

  28. susan reed says

    I would make quinoa sweet potato veggie burgers and smother them with hummus, onions, and tomatoes on an Udi’s bun. Love Udi’s buns!

  29. bookladydavina says

    Oh so many things I would “hack.”
    Cinnamon sugar tortilla chips, ice cream sandwiches, croutons (which i kind of miss..) snicker doodles in a crumb topping for blueberry cobbler… i’d better stop.. i’m making myself hungry.. :)

  30. Amanda Yoder says

    That looks amazing! I think that I’d like to try their chips crumbled as a coating for chicken tenders! (I’m not as creative)


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