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A Delightful Granny Smith Apple Pizza Dessert

Updated on September 23, 2013

The Fruits Of Our Effort

Granny Smith's make this apple pizza recipe a sweet appetizing dessert. Place a dolup of whip cream, slice of cheese, or spoonful of yogurt on top for added delight.
Granny Smith's make this apple pizza recipe a sweet appetizing dessert. Place a dolup of whip cream, slice of cheese, or spoonful of yogurt on top for added delight. | Source

Fall: The Season Of Apples

I grew up in the upper Midwest where the fall season ushered in cooler temperatures resulting in the canvasing of hills with colorful leaves on trees, and the associated harvest time; a welcome time of year in this the area.

During the Autumn harvest months of September and October, we would visit an apple farm to pick apples and make all sorts of wonderful home-made desserts afterwards. Walking in the orchard with an enormous straw basket, kids in tow, and hunting for the perfect tree blessed with branches over abundant with round, crisp apples was a mecca for our family.

Now living in South Florida, we do not get to experience the beauty of the Fall season changes through leaves, but we do have the enjoyment of apples. If one cannot take advantage of the u-pick farms, the farmer's markets do have a good variety of fresh, farm grown apples to choose from in making a fall dessert recipe.

Recently, my husband, the cook in the family, was watching a Martha Stewart show featuring an apple pizza during the cooking section of the program. He is always looking for new recipes to try and this one caught his fancy. He loves apples and the recipe called for simple ingredients, which he had in the home at the time. He improvised and substituted on the recipe, but the credit for this delicious apple creation goes to John Barrielli, baker and author of "SoNo Baking Company Cookbook". To make a long story short, I was pleasantly surprised with the results and cannot say enough about how scrumptious this is as a dessert.

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Granny Smith Apple History and Trivia

Granny Smith apples originated in Australia in 1868. They are named after Maria Ann Smith, who propagated these delicious apples (the cultivar) from a chance seedling. The fruit has a hard, light green, thick skin and a crisp, juicy white flesh.

Today, these apples are grown in Australia, Europe, South America and the United States. They grow best in warmer climates where the sunshine is abundant. Eastwood, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney, Australia holds an annual Granny Smith Festival in the fall, usually in October, to celebrate the provision of prosperity for the land owners.

They go from being yellow to turning completely green, which is similar to the color of spring grass. They are eaten raw and used in pie and dessert recipes. Eaten raw, with skin, this apple benefits the human body by providing healthy carbohydrates, antioxidants, fiber, protein, minerals and energy. (source: Wikipedia.org)

In general, apples help to lower cholesterol, control weight and regulate blood sugar. They contain much needed vitamins such as A and C, as well as small amounts of iron (held within the skin). Some people like to peel their apple before eating, but eating it with the skin on provides the most nutritional value to the body. As they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!


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Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: 15 people

Apple Pizza Recipe Tour

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Prick the dough with a fork before transferring to the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes. Peel the apples with a paring knife.Peeled apples: they look so good!After peeling, core, halve and cut into 1/8 inch-thick slices. Pour applesauce onto dough, spread evenly; arrange apples on top down the length of the dough. The original recipe lists a home made applesauce, but we substituted with store bought (this is not a brand promotion). Brush apple slices with melted butter.Dust with confectioners' sugar and place in oven to bake.  Bake until the apples are golden brown.After baking, brush apricot jam over warm pizza.
Prick the dough with a fork before transferring to the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
Prick the dough with a fork before transferring to the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
Peel the apples with a paring knife.
Peel the apples with a paring knife.
Peeled apples: they look so good!
Peeled apples: they look so good!
After peeling, core, halve and cut into 1/8 inch-thick slices.
After peeling, core, halve and cut into 1/8 inch-thick slices.
Pour applesauce onto dough, spread evenly; arrange apples on top down the length of the dough.
Pour applesauce onto dough, spread evenly; arrange apples on top down the length of the dough.
The original recipe lists a home made applesauce, but we substituted with store bought (this is not a brand promotion).
The original recipe lists a home made applesauce, but we substituted with store bought (this is not a brand promotion).
Brush apple slices with melted butter.
Brush apple slices with melted butter.
Dust with confectioners' sugar and place in oven to bake.
Dust with confectioners' sugar and place in oven to bake.
Bake until the apples are golden brown.
Bake until the apples are golden brown.
After baking, brush apricot jam over warm pizza.
After baking, brush apricot jam over warm pizza.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups Whole wheat flour, or all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Turbinado sugar, or regular sugar
  • 1 tsp Kosher sea salt, or coarse salt
  • 1 cup Cold unsalted butter cut in small pieces
  • 1/4 cup Ice water
  • 1/2 cup Home-made Applesauce, or store bought brand
  • 6 apples ;peel, core, halve and cut into 1/8" slices
  • 5 tbs Unsalted butter, melted
  • 5 tbs Confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup Apricot jam
  • 1 scoop whipped cream (optional), or yogurt, cheese slice or ice cream.

Instructions (Source: SoNo Baking Company Cookbook)

  1. Using a food processor bowl (or in a large bowl), combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about ten seconds (can use hand mixer, just takes a little more effort).
  3. With the machine still running, add ice water in a slow, steady stream until dough just comes together. Dough should not be wet or sticky. If dough is too dry and doesn't hold together, add a little more water.
  4. Turn dough out onto a clean work surface and shape into a flattened disk; wrap with plastic wrap. Chill at least 1 hour before using.
  5. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to a 16 X 11 inch rectangle, trim if necessary, and transfer to a large baking sheet. Prick dough all over with a fork. Transfer to refrigerator; chill for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 425 degrees with a rack set in the middle.
  7. Pour applesauce onto center of dough; spread evenly over dough with a spatula, leaving a 1/2 inch border all around. Arrange apple slices on top of applesauce in three tight rows down the length of the dough, using two apples per row. Brush with melted butter and brush heavily with confectioners' sugar.
  8. Bake, rotating the baking sheet two-thirds of the way through the baking time, until golden brown, about 50 minutes. Transfer to wire rack.
  9. Meanwhile, heat jam in a small saucepan over low heat until warm, strain through a mesh strainer. Brush jam over warm pizza. Using a pizza wheel, cut into squares and serve. Enjoy!

A Bowl Of Green Apples Makes A Perfect Fall Centerpiece

Granny Smith apples have a crisp, juicy flavor perfect for a fall dessert recipe such as apple pizza.
Granny Smith apples have a crisp, juicy flavor perfect for a fall dessert recipe such as apple pizza.

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      rdsparrowriter 2 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this and it looks yummy.... History of it also interesting :)

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      ChitrangadaSharon, I love fresh fruit desserts also. It is so much better for your body but also the flavor is unbeatable!

      Paula, Granny Smiths are perfect for baking as they give a sweet tart taste to dessert. This makes the recipe here so good!

      Mdscoggins, it is time for apple recipes again, isn't it? I am going to try and make this one FRiday for a get together. Cooler weather has its benefits!

      Tillsontitan, you make me want to head north to the Hudson VAlley to pick those sweet apples! Thanks for your visit and comment.

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and wishing I could add yummy! New York apples are exported to places like Asia, Central America, the UK, India, Russia and other countries all year, and lucky for us, this is apple picking season in the Hudson Valley. Next apple picking session will includ e Granny Smith's!

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      Michelle Scoggins 3 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Hi Teaches12345 - this sounds like a delicious recipe. Very unique. Perfect timing since the weather is becoming cooler. Voted up.

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      Paula Atwell 3 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I am in Cleveland, OH smack dab in apple country. Granny Smiths are great for baking because of both flavor and texture. This sounds like a fun recipe to try. :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This Granny Smith Apple Pizza dessert is indeed delightful!

      I love desserts made with fresh fruits. Thanks for sharing the details. I would prepare it for sure.

      Voted up and shared on HH!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Barbara, this is one of my favorite apple recipes. The crust is light and flaky and the filling is just the right amount of sweetness.

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      Barbara Badder 3 years ago from USA

      The recipe sounds delicious! I will try this one.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Sad, it is all you say!! Thanks for your presence on this post.

      RTalloni, it is a beautiful presentation and very good to eat... Calories included. Take care.

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Hard to believe apple season will soon be here again--YUM! Wasn't on Pinterest when I first saw this, but am placing it on my Ways w/ Food: Kids board in honor of your work with children :) though the presentation shown is elegant enough for dinner guests.

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      Poca 3 years ago from Hubpages, My World

      it really looks yummy. I am hungry

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Ologsinquito, we lived in a small rural town but it was indeed the world to us. Thanks for the comment and visit. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful day.

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      I love how you described your childhood in the Midwest. It sounds so down home and wonderful.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Nell, I associate fall with apples here and this recipe just makes it all connect. I would love to see fall in your area. Have a blessed day.

      Ubani, I will have to make this again soon. The taste is fabulous! Enjoy your day.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 3 years ago from Lagos

      add me to the list when the apple pie is ready. It is 3weeks now, hope it aint finished yet. lol.

      You've penned a very useful, interesting and informative piece. Keep writing.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Oh double triple yum! lol! mention apple pie or any apple recipe like this and it makes me want to rush out to buy it, or make it! sorry to see that you don't get Fall where you are now, I love the Autumn over here in England, like America we get the multi colored trees, its just beautiful, but hey I will put up without it as long as I keep this recipe! lol!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Stephanie, MG Singh, Kathleen,

      Thank you for the visit and comments. I am sorry for the delay in responding. I am wanting this dessert but will have to bribe my hubby to make it soon.

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Being as I am a real "Granny Smith" I'll have to give this one a try!

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      MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

      Look fine and perhaps tastes good. Must try it

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      I love apples in anything, and this looks like a great alternate to my favorite pie. I imagine that most any apples would work o.k. as our stores don't always carry a wide selection of different apples. I really like the idea of the apricot jam on top...that must be yummy!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Jackie, I am craving this dessert and hope to convince my hubby to make it over the holidays. Hope you enjoy it. Thank you for your support and sharing, dear lady. Merry Christmas!

      Greatstuff, I hope you find some Granny Smith apples but if you do not I think any apple will be a good substitute. Enjoy!

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      Mazlan 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Apple pizza sounds different and an interesting 'project' for this weekend, but have not seen any Granny Smith apples in the our shops yet. Will bookmark this for later. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Hi I wasn't smart enough to save this over a year ago but since then I know to do it now so I just will. Hot apple recipes are so good in the winter and I always keep apples. Thanks again! Will share you to bring you a new reader hopefully!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Sherry, I am not lying when I say that it is absolutely the best apple dessert I have eaten. Enjoy your day, dear lady.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      DDE, thanks for the visit and please acccept my apologies for not responding sooner. I didn't see this notice until now. You are among the top 35% who prefer apple pie over all other apple desserts. I have to say though that this apple pizza comes pretty close to 100% for me. Take care.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      W1totalk, sorry about the delay in thanking you for yoru comment and visit. I didn't get this notice until today. Hope you are having a wonderful week. Take care.

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      Sherry Hewins 4 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      It sounds fabulous and looks beautiful.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A Delightful Granny Smith Apple Pizza Dessert a lovely tasting dessert well it looks so good. I enjoy eating apples recently i made an apple pie and I enjoyed the taste of fresh apples.

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      W1totalk 4 years ago

      This article has everything. History. humor and adventure. Delicious and full filling hub.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Stephanie,

      I love eating these apples sliced as a snack, but this recipe is absolutely my favorite way to have them. Trust me, it is wonderful!

      Crafty,

      I agree, going gluten-free is the best for everyone. I am working on my hubby, hopefully - next year we will be in agreement on some food choices. Happy Thanksgiving!

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      Amazing! I've recently gone to gluten-free because of some health issues I was experiencing. But we have local store that carries a whole line of gluten free products. I can totally make this gluten-free. How delicious that would be to serve on Thanksgiving instead of traditional pie for those of us with a wheat problem. Thank you for the recipe.

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      Stephanie Hicks 4 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      I love baking with Granny Smith apples! My kids will love this dessert pizza recipe. Bookmarking right now and looking forward to trying it out. Best, Steph

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Rebecca,

      So glad to hear someone else likes Granny Smith apples. They are perfect baked in any recipe. Enjoy your day, dear friend.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I love apple desserts, especially in the fall. Thanks for sharing and I like the way you added the info about Granny Smith apples. They are my favorite cooking apples!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Seeker7, by far this is a favorite apple recipe of mine but I can't get my hubby to make it more often! Glad you enjoyed the recipe idea. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Have a great week, dear friend.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Oh what a delicious recipe! I will have to have a go at this one and very soon. I also found the origins if name 'Granny Smith' really interesting as I'd no idea that the apples originate from Australia.

      What a great hub this was and with a great recipe as well! Voted up!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Blond Logic, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. It is such an elegant dish that please most everyone that tastes it. Hope you are having a wonderful evening.

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      Mary Wickison 4 years ago from Brazil

      This does look good. My husband loves, apple cake, apple pie, apple crumble and apple sauce. I always have to use tart apples when I bake.

      I will have to try this with a few alterations. I haven't seen apricot jam down here.

      I never knew Granny Smith apples started yellow and turned green, how interesting.

      Thank you for sharing this, it will make a nice surprise for my husband.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Cathie, Hello! I hope you try this recipe soon, it is one that I enjoy any day of the year. Take care and stay safe. Blessings!

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      Hamza Arshad 4 years ago from Pakistan

      wow yummmmmm....i am gonna try this for sure

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Rebecca, I have been asking my hubby to make this again, but still not had any success. Hope you enjoy this recipe, it is so good. Have a great day.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Rebecca, I have been asking my hubby to make this again, but still not had any success. Hope you enjoy this recipe, it is so good. Have a great day.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Apple pizza tastes like a novelty well worth investigating!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Bake Like A Pro, you will enjoy this simple but so tasty recipe. I just asked my hubby to make it this week. Enjoyed your visit here today. Stay safe and well.

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      I have a box of Granny Smith apples sitting on the counter and I was thinking about what to do with them. This is a perfect recipe. It looks delicious too. Thank you.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Victoria, thanks for the support and comment on the recipe idea. It is a winner in our home!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I love Granny Smith apples, so this caught my eye. Sounds great and makes my mouth water! Voted up, useful, interesting, and awesome! Going to have to pin this one in my recipes!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Dwachira, this recipe is one of my favorites because it is a very light texture and is has a rich buttery taste. Very good with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Enjoy! Hope your week is going well, dear friend.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi teaches12345,

      Lately, i have found myself wanting to peek on recipes and i found this one worthy mentioning, i would definitely like to try it out. I like the huge apple photo up there. Voted up, useful and more.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Minnetonka, I know how much climbing a tree to get fruit means to you. We had a cherry tree in our yard when I was a child. We loved climbing it to get to those sweet cherries. I was just begging my hubby to make this recipe for us this week. It is one of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment. Blessings!

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Just the picture of the green apples got me excited for this recipe. I've been an apple lover since I was a child. We had a Haralson Apple tree at our home on the lake. I would climb that tree almost everyday, just to get my favorite taste of the tart apple. I have heard of apple pie desserts and how nummy they are. I cannot wait to try this recipe. I live in Minnesota and make a weekly trip to 'Dumas Apple Orchard.' I look forward to fall every year. Voted up and hit many buttons.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I do love the tart meat of Granny Smith apples, but they taste much better in a salad or in dessert. This dessert adds a bit of elegance to a tea or special dinner. I am so glad you stopped by and that you like the recipe. Hope your day is going well.

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      Riviera Rose 4 years ago from South of France

      This looks fabulous - I love French-style apple tarts and this looks like a really good variation. Must try it - I also adore Granny Smiths, my favourite apples.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Rebecca, it is the apricot jam that gives this dish a unique flavor. You have great taste! Enjoy your evening.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This is quite a unique and delicious sounding pizza dessert recipe. Healthy, too. I'll bet the apricot jam really goes well with the Granny Smith apples. Thanks for sharing!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      ComfortB, this is the perfect recipe for those tart apples. Their natural juices will make the dish perfectly sweet. Let me now how you like it. Enjoy your evening.

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      Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Yum! This I really think I can make as soon as today. I still have a bunch of these apples that my kids says it's too tart. Let see what they think after I'm done with the pizza desert.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Indian, it is a dessert I over indulge in so we make it on occasion. Thanks for your support. Enjoy your self this weekend.

      Susan, I served this dish to my Bible Study group with tea (oh, la la!) and they said the very same thing, "how elegant!".. Thanks for your sweet visit, enjoy our day.

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      susanm23b 5 years ago

      Wonderful job with this! I especially enjoyed that you including info about Granny Smith apples. This dessert looks so delicious, but I was really struck by what a beautiful presentation it makes. This is a take beyond the traditional applie pie and would really impress guests as a "fancy" dessert. Voted up! Beautiful :)

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      Sonia Sood 5 years ago from Mumbai

      Can't resist a dessert like that... pinned!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hello, RTalloni, I will tell my hubby thanks for you. The apricot glaze really does give the dish a unique taste. Yes, we have switched regions, although the hurricane here has me thinking of change!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      You and I have almost switched regions. Growing up in Florida I had only heard of what it was like to live where there are seasons. Your husband gave you a special gift with the lovely fall apple recipe! :)

      Thanks for the history on Granny Smiths. I had no idea about their origin. You produced a neat hub here.

      The recipe's apricot jam twist has got to be a real hit--tell him thanks!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Ishwary, apple pie and ice cream is one of my comfort food items. Love to warm the pie a bit before adding other toppings, such as cheese, ice cream, etc. Thanks for your added value to the topic. Your visits are always a welcome smile to my day.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      A tasty Autumn recipe packed with detailed instructions and drool-worthy photos! I like apples a lot and once relished a slice of apple pie served with ice-cream. Also interesting to note its history and all. Way to go!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Tiago, I can eat this till I pass out! The dessert is a really good mix of sweet ingredients. Come by again for a sample!!

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      Tiago Dias 5 years ago from Almada, Portugal

      Holy Mother of Apples!

      That looks so yummy, and it would even be more yummy in my tummy! ahaha, good job, i sure would eat that until i pass out! Very good article!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I know the Michigan apples are wonderful. I used to live in Northern Indiana and we looked forward to the harvest to buy these in the stores. Hope you do get some decent ones to make this dessert, SpecialK. Have a great weekend.

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      Karen Metz 5 years ago from Michigan

      Yummmmm.....looks delicious! We get plenty of apples here in MI, but this year we had a drought and are not getting the local ones. Still, I am going to make sure we get some apples and make this dessert!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Thanks for coming by, Stayingalive. I love apples, these I love as baking treats. I do love apple pie too, especially with whipped cream and coffee! Take care, dear one.

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      Valerie Washington 5 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      I love the smell of a bowl of apples used as a centerpiece. And that apple pizza recipe looks absolutely delish! 5-stars on this one.

      For me, I 'd say my favorite is definitely Apple Pie, warm with ice cream or whipped cream....mmmmmmmm

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hello toknowinfo. I am glad that you are willing to try this apple recipe. It is a favorite of mine and I hope you like it too. Enjoy!

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      toknowinfo 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this very interesting and different recipe. I look forward to trying this.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Denise, this pizza also makes a good brunch idea and will go well with your breakfast pizza. I will have to check your in on your recipe as well.

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow...another fruity pizza recipe. I'll have to link this one, Dianna, to my Breakfast Pizza recipe. Very cute and interesting. I rated it UP/U/I/A gotta go pin it now...

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Midget, thanks for your support. I only wish we could enjoy a piece together. Take care.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      A wonderful apple pie indeed! Thanks for sharing this! Always in the mood for a great dessert. Thanks for sharing, and I share as well!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Iguidenetwork, thank you! I only wish I could share mine with you; it does go great with a cup of coffee -- preferably pumpkin spice. Be well and strong.

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      iguidenetwork 5 years ago from Austin, TX

      Thanks for sharing your recipe... and also for providing a little bit of history about Granny Smith Apple. The dessert looks delicious, I'll have that along with a cup of black coffee. :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Pamela, those apple picking days were happy times. The pizza brings me happiness today. LOL. Glad you came by to visit. Enjoy the happiness in your day, friend. Blessings.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 5 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      This hub brings on a feeling of happiness. Your memories of fall are really nice. I enjoyed the history on the Granny Smith apple, too -- and of course the recipe. Voting up, useful and beautiful.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Thank you, vocal coach, Linda, Nell and Mary. We are getting ready to make this again. You are all invited over for a piece. Enjoy!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I'm all out of breath from dancing to the delightful video "I Love Apples." How cute that is. I am an apple lover. But I've never tried a granny smith. I will now, after looking at your mouth-watering recipe.

      Of course, I'd prefer to have you right here with me, baking away. Thanks for sharing and I'm doing some sharing of my own. Up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting. 5*

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I love your recipe, and have bookmarked it. I use Granny Smith applies to make my Mama's fried apple pies (I wrote a Hub with that recipe).

      I voted this Hub UP, etc. and will share.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm drooling on my keyboard! Uh oh! What a mess :) The next time I have Apple Pie I'll think of this hub!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Is it possible to salivate from over here? haha! absolutely yummy!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Daisy, buy a variety, you can't go wrong with that. There's nothing like the smell of baked apples and spices in a home. Thanks for your visit here and for your add to the flavor of the hub. Be well and safe.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dianna (teaches12345),

      As I read your recipe, I imagined I could smell it baking. There's a farmers market type of food store in my neighborhood. So many varieties of apples were available yesterday, it was difficult to choose which ones to buy.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Billips, the Granny Smiths are excellent for baking. I find them a little tart eating raw, but still sweet. Yes, I am trying not to make this dish too often because it is wonderful but I tend to eat way too much. Enjoy the an apple today.

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      billips 5 years ago from Central Texas

      I too grew up in a northern area where crisp autumn days meant a great harvest of apples - now I'm in one of the hotter states but we can still get those wonderful Granny Smith apples - you have chosen a great way to use them - pizza now brings up more than just visions of tomato sauce and cheese - yours is a great alternative - B.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Coffee, if you are pressed for time or just prefer it, a store bought dough will do the job. But, the pastry dough lists here is what gives it all buttery light taste. Thanks for your thoughts and visit. Take care.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      This is deliciously delightful Apple Pizza, teaches! Easy to do too, the only thing I am lazy about doing is making the dough from scratch. Probably, I can try it with a ready dough from the supermarket. Glad your sharing of this hub. Kudos to your hubby as well for doing a apple pizza! Bookmarking and sharing!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Always good to read a recipe hub on a full stomach. I have suffered from doing this on an empty stomach; baked a huge batch of cookies one time! Thanks for stopping by here, Alocsin.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Well, this is unusual and delicious. Fortunately, I've already eaten dinner or this would make me hungry. The pics are very helpful. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Mike, I am sure this will be a good treat for both of you one chilly fall evening. Enjoy!

      Jamie, your simple recipe sounds like my baked apple treats, yummy! Glad I inspired you to eat more apples. Thanks for your visit here today.

      Christy, this pastry dough is what makes the dessert good. Thanks for sharing and voting. Enjoy your day.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love homebaked apple pies that my mom makes. My fave part is the homemade pastry. So much better than the pre-made versions at the store. I enjoyed your intro to the recipe and the recipe sounds wonderful! Vote up and sharing too.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      My mouth is watering.. thank you for sharing this apple desert recipe! Years back, when I was watching what I ate and losing weight, I found that if you sectioned half a large green apple or a whole small one, sprayed with I can't believe it's not butter, put it in the oven for a bit, sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon and sweetener- it came out with the apples soft and sweet, tasting just like apple pie. I hate that I rarely eat apples anymore.. your hub inspires me.. Thank you!

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      Mike Robbers 5 years ago from London

      Apple pizza sounds like a fantastic idea.. I will show the recipe to my lady friend soon, she will love it :)

      looking forward to trying this, voting up & sharing

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Thanks, Lady E. Glad you like the recipe. Enjoy your day!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Amazing Dessert Recipe - I've never heard of an Apple Pizza Dessert before. I eat a lot of apple pies with custard, so this will be a nice change. I'll have it with ice cream. Thanks - rated 5 Star. :-)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Intern, you need to share that apple cake recipe, I bet it's really good.

      Peggy, I enjoy those fruit pizzas too, but this apple one is much easier and still tasty!

      Thanks to each of you for your support here. Enjoy your day.