Taffy Apple Pizza

Sliced apples, caramel topping and crunchy peanuts top a giant sugar cookie for this Pampered Chef® classic.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (15 oz/425 g) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 pkg (8 oz/250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) creamy peanut butter
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) vanilla
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) caramel ice cream topping
  • ½ cup (125 mL) peanuts, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C). Shape the cookie dough into a ball and place the dough in the center of the Large Round Stone; flatten the dough slightly. Using a lightly floured a Baker's Roller®, roll out the dough into a 14" (35-cm) circle, about ¼" (6 mm) thick. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until the dough is a light golden brown. Remove the stone from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. Carefully loosen the cookie from the baking stone using a Forged Bread Knife; let the cookie cool completely on the baking stone.

  2. Combine the cream cheese, brown sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla in a Small Batter Bowl and mix well. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the baked cookie.

  3. Peel, core, and slice the apples using the Apple Peeler, Corer & Slicer. Cut the apple slices in half and arrange them evenly over the cream cheese mixture.

  4. Microwave the ice cream topping on HIGH for 30-45 seconds or until warm; drizzle the topping evenly over the apples. Chop the peanuts using a Food Chopper; sprinkle the nuts over the apples. Cut the pizza into wedges.

Yield:

  • 16  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. Nutrients per serving: Calories 300, Total Fat 17 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Carbohydrate 36 g, Protein 5 g, Sodium 270 mg, Fiber 1 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 3 fat (2 1/2 carb)

Cook's Tips:

Use the Jar Opener to open the jar of the caramel ice cream topping with ease.

The Large Spreader is handy for spreading the cream cheese mixture over the cooled cookie. Our Small Spreader works equally well for spreading frosting and thick glazes over baked goods.

Dip the apple slices in lemon-lime flavored carbonated soda or lemon juice to prevent them from turning brown.

Add a touch of spice to this dessert pizza by sprinkling ground cinnamon over the apple slices in Step 3 using the Flour & Sugar Shaker.

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