Honeycrisp Caramel Apple Pizza

Honeycrisp Caramel Apple Pizza recipe: a spiced cookie crust, cream cheese spread, caramel sauce, toasted pecans, and of course, Honeycrisp apples.

You guys. YOU GUYS!!!!!!! This recipe is THE Honeycrisp apple recipe you need for fall. For LIFE. Alright, I might get overly excited about Honeycrisp apples, but really, truly...you need to make this gorgeous caramel apple pizza.

*this post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar.

Honeycrisp Caramel Apple Pizza recipe | bakeat350.net

Like fruit pizzas you may have eaten in the past, this one starts with a cookie base and a cream cheese spread. This is no cookie from a package. This is an easy, homemade, spiced cookie crust. Because cinnamon can sometimes overpower apples and I wanted these Honeycrisp apples to shiiiiine, there's no cinnamon here. The spices are cardamom and allspice. They add a subtle, warm spice that lets the apple flavor sing.

[Note: feel free to use another firm flesh apple here. Pink Lady would be my second choice. No Red Delicious, please.]





The cookie dough gets rolled out on a sheet of parchment, then baked on a pizza pan.


Once the cookie base crust is cooled, it's time for the cream cheese spread.

caramel apple pizza

Cream cheese is mixed with a little powdered sugar (Imperial Sugar, of course), vanilla, and cardamom. The spread is tangy and sweet with just a little spice.

making caramel apple pizza

Spread the cream cheese mixture almost to the edges...you do want to leave a pizza "crust."


Next up are the apples. Did you know that apples soaked for a bit in salt water will resist browning for a little longer? Soak for 5 minutes, then rinse with plain water. Dry completely with paper towels. I like to store mine in a single layer between paper towels in the fridge until I'm ready to use them. Don't cut the apples until you're fairly close to assembling the pizza.

The cookie crust and cream cheese can be made and assembled ahead of time and stored in the fridge. Perfect for entertaining!


When you're about ready to serve, place the apples on the pizza. A little bit of a fanned shape looks nice.


Drizzle on the caramel sauce. Oh yeah.

Honeycrisp Caramel Apple Pizza recipe: a spiced cookie crust, cream cheese spread, caramel sauce, toasted pecans, and of course, Honeycrisp apples.

Don't forget toasted pecans.


Honeycrisp Caramel Apple Pizza recipe: a spiced cookie crust, cream cheese spread, caramel sauce, toasted pecans, and of course, Honeycrisp apples. | bakeat350.net

One more note...cutting this is easiest with a large, greased knife. I used a paper towel to grease mine with shortening. In recipe testing, I tried my pizza cutter on an earlier version, and the caramel tended to get caught up in the wheel.

Honeycrisp Caramel Apple Pizza | bakeat350.net

This caramel apple pizza is such an unexpected fall treat. It makes a lovely and fun dessert to serve company or family.

Honeycrisp Caramel Apple Pizza recipe: a spiced cookie crust, cream cheese spread, caramel sauce, toasted pecans, and of course, Honeycrisp apples.

MAKE this pizza. (Invite me over, please.)

Find the full recipe and details over at Imperial Sugar. Go get it! 


Honeycrisp Caramel Apple Pizza


11 comments

  1. This is beautiful! I have to try it!
    -Michaila
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  2. Your blog is very useful for me,Thanks for your sharing.

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  3. I might try this for a family desert this weekend. I just have one question, how do you roll out anything on parchment paper? I can't find anything to keep the paper in place! Thanks!

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    1. Hi there! I haven't had issues rolling on parchment. Maybe try placing your parchment on a damp countertop? That might work.

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  4. This looks SO good! I'll have to try the salt water trick. My cousin taught me to use Sprite to keep apples from browning. I never have Sprite in the house, but I have salt! Thanks!

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  5. There goes my diet. Someone was asking me yesterday if there was such a thing as a pumpkin pizza. Ever hear of it? I can't possibly think how it could be done and retain it's crispiness.

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    1. Mmmm....I'm thinking a spiced pumpkin cream cheese would be a good way to get the pumpkin in there. The top could be nuts...and maybe gingersnaps? OK, I think you've given me another fruit pizza idea.

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  6. Imperial's recipe reads baking soda in the list of ingredients and baking powder in the directions. Just an FYI. I'm in the process of making it now and a bit confused.
    Love your site and I make many of your recipes. thanks so much- rose

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    1. Hi Rose! I am so, so sorry. It should be POWDER. That's totally my fault and I apologize. ♥

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  7. This is totally amazing idea ! Pinning ! Thank you so much !

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  8. You have such great taste in making sweet treats! This one has my name on it! Thanks Bridget can't wait to look at the cookie/latte recipe! Happy October!

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