Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza

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Total time:

30 mins

 

Makes:

12 servings

 

INGREDIENTS

Sugar Cookie Crust:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups flour

Caramel Apple Fruit Pizza:

  • 2 large apples, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups club soda water
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted (find my tutorial for how to toast pecans here)
  • 1/2 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:

Step 1

Beat the butter and shortening together.

Step 2

Add granulated sugar and cream together for 2-3 minutes until lighter in color and fluffier in texture.

Step 3

Mix in the egg and vanilla.

Step 4

Mix in the baking powder, salt, and flour.

Step 5

Press dough into a greased 9-inch springform pan.

Step 6

Bake at 375 degrees for 15-17 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

Step 1

Beat the cream cheese until smooth.

Step 2

Beat in the softened butter.

Step 3

Mix in powdered sugar.

Step 4

Add vanilla and half-n-half, if necessary.

Assembly:

Step 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.

Step 2

Spread the prepared cream cheese frosting (recipe below) on the cooled sugar cookie crust.

Step 3

Top with the diced apples, sprinkle with chopped pecans and drizzle the caramel sauce over the top.