Gluten-Free Apple Crisp Pizza
This recipe takes your favorite oatmeal cookie, a spiced cream cheese fruit dip, and apple crisp and makes one delicious, creamy dessert.
Serves: 8
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour, see NOTE
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup gluten-free Quick Cook oats
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose gluten-free flour see NOTE
  • 5 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour, see NOTE
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free Quick Cook oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.In a large mixing bowl, combine the 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla. Add in 1 cup of gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda and 1 cup of oats. Stir until well combined.
  2. By placing a sheet of plastic wrap over the mixture, press cookie dough into the bottom of a lightly greased pizza pan. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon and egg yolk. In a separate bowl, toss the chopped apples with the 3 Tbsp of gluten-free flour, to coat. Stir the apples into the cream cheese mixture. Pour apple/cream cheese mixture on top of the oatmeal cookie dough, leaving about 1-inch uncovered around the edge of the cookie. Set aside.
  4. For the crisp topping, mix 1/3 cup gluten-free flour, 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg and 1/3 cup brown sugar in a medium size mixing bowl. Using a pastry blender, or two knives, cut the cold butter into the mixture, until the butter pieces are about the size of a pea. Sprinkle the crisp topping on top of the apple/cream cheese layer.
  5. Sprinkle the top of the Apple Crisp Pizza with the chopped pecans.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.Use a pizza cutter to cut Apple Crisp Pizza into 12 pieces. Top each slice with caramel sauce, and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The all-purpose gluten-free flour consists of 4 cups superfine brown rice flour, 1 1/3 cups potato starch (not flour), 2/3 cup tapioca starch. Combine all ingredients in a large zipper-top bag. Shake until well blended.
Recipe by Faithfully Gluten Free at