Thursday, October 29, 2009

Treasure Chest Thursday--Helena Hiser's Apple Pizza Recipe

Apple lovers unite! This is one easy, delicious apple recipe--just right for the fall harvest and cooler weather. I have been making apple pizza since the early 1970's when my husband's mother first served it for dessert one October evening.

1 pizza pan
enough pie crust to cover the pizza pan and up the sides

any variety of cooking apple--6 TO 8 (you be the judge as to how many you like)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup softened butter or margarine (butter's better)

1. Prepare the pie crust and press it into the pizza pan.

2. You can use as many cooking apples as you wish, depending on how many you want to pile on your pizza. They only need to be washed, cored and cut into slices--no need to peel them. Lay them in rows in the pan and pile on some additional if you wish.

3. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and sprinkle over the top of the apples.

4. Combine 3/ cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup softened butter. Crumble over the top of the apples and sugar mixture.


Bake for 23 minutes in a 450 degree oven.

Want to add some cheddar cheese--it is a wonderful addition to the pizza. Remove the finished apple pizza, sprinkle some shredded cheddar on top and put it back in the oven until the cheese it melted.