Taffy Apple Pizza

I live in a house full of boys, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it is that boys LOVE pizza. Somedays I think they consider it to be its own food group! But every once in awhile I like to switch things up and serve their beloved pizza DESSERT style!

This Taffy Apple Pizza starts with a crust made from sugar cookie dough rolled out thin and baked to perfection.

Then a sauce made from peanut butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla is spread over the cooled crust. 
Two diced Granny Smith apples are layered on top, followed by a sprinkle of cinnamon, a handful of chopped peanuts, and a drizzle of warm caramel. 
You can cut the pizza into small squares or serve it like pizza by the slice, but either way it will not last long! 
Taffy Apple Pizza
1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and finely diced
1 cup lemon-lime soda
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350F. Roll sugar cookie dough into a 12″ circle on a baking sheet using a floured rolling pin. Bake 18-20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Carefully loosen cookie from baking sheet and cool completely. Combine peanut butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth. Spread mix over top of cookie. Arrange diced apples over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle pizza lightly with cinnamon. Heat caramel topping in microwave 15-30 seconds or until warm and drizzle over apples. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts. 
*To prevent apples from browning, briefly dip chopped apples into a bowl filled with lemon-lime soda and drain onto a paper towel to remove excess liquid before adding to pizza.
Enjoy!
{Edit} Thanks readers! After reading some of your comments, I realized my Mom started making this years ago from a Pampered Chef recipe. It’s such a good recipe, and I’m so glad I could share it with you! Thanks Pampered Chef!


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Comments

  1. I’ll take two pizzas please :)

  2. Oh my goodness, this looks divine! I’ve resisted starting a recipe board on Pinterest but I think I will need to start one to bookmark this gem. Yum–can’t wait to make it : ]

  3. This sounds so yummy! We always get the dessert pizzas at Papa Murhpy’s and LOVE them. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing! It’s been pinned. Have a wonderful day!

  4. Wow, this looks amazing! I love peanut butter and granny smith apples so this is perfect for me. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. Liz, This looks so yummy and your pictures are so pretty. I would love for you to share at my link party at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
    Hope to see you there.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  6. OMG! That looks amazing!! My family would love a treat like that! Pinned!

  7. Looks SoOo G O O D ! ! ! Thanks so much for sharing! Pinned ;)

    Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

  8. Thank you for sharing, I featured it today at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
    See you next at next weeks.
    xoxo
    Wanda Ann

  9. whoa, yes, i’d like to have this!

  10. This looks delicious!

  11. What a beautiful and delicious looking dessert! Thanks for sharing! Your pictures are beautiful as well!

    Heather@ The Unsophisticated Kitchen

  12. that looks amazing and I love your photos!!! I love green apples :o)

    I host a Tasteful Tuesday Link Party and I would love for you to join if you get a chance. http://www.nap-timecreations.com

  13. That makes my mouth water! I love caramel apples so I can’t wait to try this. Stopping by from I should be mopping. I am a new follower! Hope to see you at True Aim.

  14. This looks delicious! My idea of pizza!! :)

  15. This looks so delicious, thanks for sharing!
    ~Sarah Lynn @ Sarah Lynn’s Sweets

  16. Oh goodness Liz!! That looks delicious!!!! Save me a slice or two!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality last week!!!

  17. Oh yum! Husband would love this – I’ll try it soon!

    Lauren @ muchadoaboutsomethin.blogspot.com

  18. Yum, can’t wait to try this! I am a new follower!

    Christi
    http://the-not-so-perfect-momblog.blogspot.com

  19. Looks yummy! I bet my boys would love it too!

  20. OMG I’m totally going to regret pinning this one, but I’m dying to try it! YUM-O! I’d love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out!
    Melanie Reasons To Skip The Housework

  21. YUM. I love a good “sweet” pizza. This one looks fabulous, Liz!!

  22. Looks delicious!! I’m definitely making this!

  23. This is one of my favorite recipes from Pampered Chef

  24. Thanks so much for sharing Liz! You’re being featured {again} tonight!

  25. Isn’t this a Pampered Chef recipe? I made this at one of my PC parties last week. Our new cookbook now has this dish in GLUTEN FREE.
    cheriescucina@gmail.com

    • Yes! Thank you for the info! My mom has made it for years, and I never knew where it came from! The gluten free version sounds yummy. Thanks so much for sharing!

      Liz

    • Anonymous says:

      I sold Pampered Chef products back in the late 80’s and I think I made this pizza at every show for a couple of years. I’m glad it’s still around and beloved :-D

  26. This looks incredible!

    Mona

  27. Love this! Featuring you today from last week’s Pinworthy Projects party!

  28. You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! I hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar this afternoon. Pinned. Can’t wait to see what else you’ve been working on!

  29. I am a pizza purist and I don’t stray from normal. But this is outstanding. I saw it and my mouth instantly started watering. Shared it on pinterest and can’t wait to attempt it! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Yum, this looks to die for! I will definitely be making this very soon! I’m your new follower! Angela at sunnysweetlife.blogspot.com

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