Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pampered Chef - Taffy Apple Pizza

We went to a friend's annual Halloween party this past Saturday.  I usually end up bringing a dessert but try to stay away from cupcakes, cake, or brownies, since others tend to bring those types of desserts.  I found this dessert recipe and thought it would be perfect.  It isn't really "Halloween-y" but it is definitely "fall-ish."  There really isn't much cooking involved, just a lot of preparation and assembling of ingredients.  I had a little difficulty getting the cookie off the stone after baking. With my husband's help we ended up pre-slicing the cookie and trying to patch the slices back up, before I put the rest of the ingredients on.  As I predicted, there were a lot of cupcakes and brownies at the party.  I got a lot of compliments on this dessert and everyone seemed to like it.

Pampered Chef-Taffy Apple Pizza
recipe from Home Cooking

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

Preheat oven to 350. For crust, shape cookie dough into a ball. Place dough in center of round baking stone; flatten slightly with palm of hand. Roll out dough to a 14-inch circle, about 1/4-inch thick. Bake 16-18 minutes or until light golden brown; cool 10 minutes. Carefully loosen cookie from baking stone using a serrated knife; cool completely. For topping, combine cream cheese, brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla mix well. Spread mixture evenly over top of cookie. Peel, core and slice apples. Arrange apples evenly over cream cheese mixture; sprinkle with cinnamon. To heat caramel topping, microwave on HIGH 30-45 seconds or until warm; drizzle over apples. Chop peanuts sprinkle over apples. Cut pizza into 16 wedges.

Family Rating: 2 thumbs up!

This recipe was shared at:
Creative Thursday
Full Plate Thursday
Tasty Thursdays


  1. Hi Nancy,
    What a great fall treat, it looks delicious! Have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Nancy,
    Oh my goodness I remember these. I haven't had one is years but they are so delicious. Thanks for the reminder. New follower here :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  3. If You Make This Again Use parchment Paper On Top Of The Stone. You Won't Have Any Problems. ;)