Homemade Apple Pizza

Homemade Apple Pizza

A soft homemade pizza crust with a cream cheese spread and apple slices, topped with a crumb topping


12-16 slices


Pizza Crust:

1 cup warm water (112-115 degrees F)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons oil
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon dry yeast

Apple topping:

3 tablespoons butter
3 large cooking apples, peeled and sliced thinly
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Cream cheese spread:

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Crumb topping:

1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup soft butter
1/3 cup quick oats


1. Making the crust: First, combine water, salt, sugar, and oil in a small bowl. Whisk together flour and yeast in a large bowl. Add wet ingredients and knead into a smooth dough, adding additional flour if needed. Knead for about 5 minutes, cover dough with a towel, and then set aside to rest while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

2. Making the apple topping: Whisk together the flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium-sized saucepan. Add butter and apples, and heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer just until apples are tender. Set aside to cool.

3. Make the cream cheese spread by combining the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and nutmeg in a bowl and beating until smooth. Set aside.

4. Combine crumb topping ingredients until mixed and crumbly.

5. Punch down dough from step 1, and spread onto a greased 16-inch round pizza pan, or onto pan(s) of your choice. Gently spread cream cheese over dough with a knife or spatula. Pour apple mixture evenly over cream cheese. Sprinkle with crumb topping.

6. Cover pizza and let set in a warm place for about 15-20 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake pizza in the center of the oven for 25-30 minutes, until done.

Homemade Apple Pizza

Homemade apple pizza 

Additional Notes: 

This recipe was based on Cathy's Apple Pizza recipe.

Preparation Time: 

60 minutes

Cooking Time: 

25-30 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is a delicious homemade apple dessert pizza! It's similar to the apple pizza desserts that can be ordered at some pizza restaurants. It's very yummy, and not difficult to make (especially if you've ever made homemade pizza before!). I thought it was a little time-consuming to make, simply because there are so many different mixtures (crust and three "toppings") but it's not difficult and tastes really good!! My rating: 10/10.


I agree with Tammy: this was an excellent dessert pizza, but it took a while to put together the crust and all three of the toppings, especially while trying to get "real" pizza in the oven for supper at the same time. I love trying pizza variations, and this one was no different! Thanks, Tammy!


Since I'm making this for the second time I thought I should probably review this!:-) I made this for the first time when we had dinner with our new neighbours. She liked it so much she asked me to make it for her birthday party today.:-) I didn't change it around this time because I figured if she liked it that much the first time I should leave it. But next time I make it I will probably halve the dough amount. My dough turns out much thicker than I'd like and it takes too long for it to get done. Also I think I'd enjoy the apple and cream cheese layers more if I could taste them better! So next time, definitely thinner dough and then I think my rating would go up, as the combination of flavours and the presentation of a dessert pizza is really great.:-)


The first time I attempted this, I made it in a small cake pan. Big mistake! The crust was huge and that's all we could taste. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to make it again for my Sunday school children. This time I used an actual pizza pan (the aluminum kind). ...and I got soo many GOOD reviews, it was unbelievable! And from that time on, I recommended this to countless people. Great recipe, Tammy! Thanks for sharing it =)


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