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.
Author: Jeanine Friesen
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
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:
Beat together the cream cheese, 1/2 cup confecterions' sugar, and maple extract. Divide between the two crusts, and spread to cover the crusts.
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.
Once you have added the apples on top of the cream cheese layer, add a layer of cut up Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip cookies.
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.
Cover and refrigerate pizzas for at least 1 hour before serving. These pizzas keep well, and can be made in advance without a problem.
Recipe by Faithfully Gluten Free at http://www.faithfullyglutenfree.com/2014/06/easy-apple-crumble-pizza.html