Friday, November 5, 2010

Toffee Apple Pizza

This is a great fall dessert to share with friends with the tangy apples and toffee/caramel sauce slathered all over it. I made this for a get together we had with our English neighbors on Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night)....which is about a week or so after Halloween and it was a hit. The peanut butter "sauce" was a pleasant surprise and a great combination with the apple and sugar cookie base. If served warm, a slice of this would taste great with a bit of vanilla ice cream.


1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 medium Granny Smith apples
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape cookie dough into a ball and place in center of large round stone or pizza pan; flatten slightly. Using lightly floured rolling pin, roll out dough to a 14-inch circle, about 1/4 inch thick.

Bake 16-18 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes. Carefully loosen cookie from baking stone using a knife; cool completely on baking stone.

Combine cream cheese, brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla; mix well.

Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over cookie.

Peel, core and slice apples. Cut apple slices in half and arrange evenly over cream cheese mixture. Microwave ice cream topping on HIGH 30-45 seconds or until warm; drizzle evenly over apples.

Chop peanuts using Food Chopper; sprinkle over apples.

Cut into wedges to serve.

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