Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza

This Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza is a delicious fall dessert with a sugar cookie crust, cream cheese frosting, toasted pecans and a drizzle of caramel.

Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza Recipe

What do you serve when your husband’s BOSS and his family are coming to your house for coffee? And as if that’s not enough pressure, add the fact that your husband’s boss is a big fan of your blog so he sees all the desserts you make. (Hiya Jayson! Thank you for all your support!) I chose this Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza because it is a delicious fall dessert with a sugar cookie crust, cream cheese frosting and pecans sprinkled on top.

Before choosing this apple pizza, I thought about lots of different recipes I could make and didn’t know if I should go with a classic or try something new that I hadn’t posted yet. I finally decided to serve a few different things. I had some sugar cookies on hand and I knew the kids would love them. I also made White Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars served with ice cream and warm Maple Caramel Sauce. Finally, I wanted to serve something seasonal and since the summer is rapidly turning into fall I decided to make this Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza.

This is what happens when your husband’s boss brings his family over for coffee! #homegrown #ididnthavetodoanything #nogreenthumb

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Brian has worked with Jayson and his wife Jenny for over 10 years (maybe 15?) at a couple different companies. I’ve gotten to know them both through Brian, but this was our first opportunity to have them in our home. We had such a wonderful evening together and I was super excited that they brought me a ton of vegetables from their organic garden!

Sugar Cookie Crust

Start with a sugar cookie crust. I made it in a 9-inch springform pan, so that I could serve it on a cake stand, but is could also be made in a bar from in a 9-inch square pan.

Green Apple

Next up are the apples. I used a gorgeous green Granny Smith apple and a juicy red Fuji apple, but you can use any apples you want. HELLO autumn! I love everything about you!

How To Keep Apples From Browning

Put the diced apples in club soda for about 3 minutes to prevent browning.

Apple Pizza Recipe

Mix together the cream cheese frosting, spread it on the sugar cookie crust and top with the diced apples.

Caramel Apple and Pecan Fruit Pizza

Sprinkle with toasted pecans and drizzle with caramel sauce. To get the more precise drizzle, I piped the caramel sauce on the fruit pizza from a disposable icing bag.

Apple Dessert Pizza

This Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza is a delicious way to celebrate the flavors of fall. I’ve already made this fall dessert a couple more times and shared it with lots of friends. Everyone loves how pretty the fruit pizza looks and they all agreed that it was delicious!

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Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 servings
Ingredients
Sugar Cookie Crust:
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1¼ cups flour
Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza:
  • 2 large apples, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1½ cups club soda water
  • ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • ½ cup caramel sauce
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 4 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp half-n-half, if necessary
Instructions
Sugar Cookie Crust:
  1. Beat the butter and shortening together.
  2. Add granulated sugar and cream together for 2-3 minutes until lighter in color and fluffier in texture.
  3. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Mix in the baking powder, salt, and flour.
  5. Press dough into a greased 9-inch springform pan.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-17 minutes.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  1. Beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Beat in the softened butter.
  3. Mix in powdered sugar.
  4. Add vanilla and half-n-half, if necessary.
Assembly:
  1. Put the diced apples in the club soda water immediately after dicing them. Soak them in the water for about 3 minutes and then drain the water.
  2. Spread the prepared cream cheese frosting (recipe below) on the cooled sugar cookie crust.
  3. Top with the diced apples, sprinkle with chopped pecans and drizzle the caramel sauce over the top.

 Here are some more of my apple recipes to check out:

Bloomin’ Baked Apple | Caramel Apple In A Jar | Caramel Apple Mousse Cake

Apple Tarts | Apple Bars | Caramel Apple Truffles

Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza Fall Dessert Recipe

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Comments

  1. Kristie says

    Can this be made on a cooke sheet? I need to feed a large group of people and was thinking of doubling the ingredients and putting it on a cookie sheet and cutting into bars. Anything I should change? Thanks.

  2. Shelly says

    Hi Tonia,
    Could this be made ahead of time for a large party??? I was thinking maybe individual cookies. What are your thoughts..
    Many Thanks

    • Tonia says

      Hi Shelly – Yes, you can make it ahead of time…maybe the day before? The apples might start to brown some, but the flavor is still the same. You should try to dry the apple pieces with a paper towel before adding them to your cookies and the caramel would look best of you drizzled it on before serving (or closer to serving time). Best of luck with your party! ~Tonia

  3. kp says

    Saw this today – made it tonight – taking it to church tomorrow! Oh, we did have to sample it first – yumm! Thanks for sharing!

    • Tonia says

      Oh, you never know, Dorothy! He/She might decided to come to the USA for a visit and want to spend some time in an American home. LOL! Thanks!

    • Tonia says

      Thanks Jamie! It’s gotten hot out again so it’s hard to think that it’s almost fall. I have been seeing colorful leaves on the ground already!

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