Tuesday, May 22, 2012

'Tis the Season for Pizza - Apple Danish Pizza

Dessert pizza.  Oh yum!  There is a version of this at CiCi's ("Hey!  Welcome to CiCi's!") except theirs has caramel in it which would be a great addition to this recipe.

Apple Danish Pizza

1 unsliced round loaf white bread (not sourdough), about 9 inches in diameter
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon sugar

Apple Filling
1/3 cup sugar
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 egg plus 1 yolk, at room temperature
2 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 large apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Using a large serrated knife, slice off the top of the loaf, leaving a bottom disk of bread about 2 inches thick. The part you want is this bottom disk. Score the insides of the disk in a crisscross pattern and remove most of the bread. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Melt the butter in a medium size skillet. Put the bread crust bowl on a baking sheet and brush the melted butter over the insides of the crust, reserving about a tablespoon of butter for cooking the apple slices. Sprinkle the crust with 1 tablespoon of sugar and place it in the oven for 12 minutes.

While the crust heats, make the filling. In a medium size mixing bowl, cream 1/3 cup of sugar and the cream cheese with an electric mixer. Blend in the egg, yolk, sour cream, vanilla extract and lemon zest, blending until smooth. Set it aside.

Reheat the butter in the skillet. Add the apple slices and sauté them over moderate heat for about 3 minutes, until soft. Stir in the cinnamon. Remove the crust form the oven after 12 minutes and scrape the apple slices into the crust. Pour the filling over the apple slices and spread it evenly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the filling looks set and no longer runny. Transfer the pizza to a cooling rack and cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe and picture from FamilyFun.go.com

1 comment:

  1. Now you just need a recipe for CiCis bavarian creme pizza! So good. Hey, CiCi-ya later! ;)