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Taffy Apple Pizza Recipe

Updated on February 18, 2017

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Giving Credit

I just wanted to give credit, where credit is due by saying that this recipe came from, Pampered Chef. This can be a very versatile recipe when it needs to be. Being quick and simple to prepare, this super unique recipe will have you reaching for this one again and again.

This has to be one of my favorite recipes (I think that I say that about every recipe) but, I don't think that I have made this too many times and brought it out for a potluck. It can be served easiest I believe if you make it more like a pizza. Then, you have the option of making the pizza in a round pan or a rectangular pan.

The only way that I am able to bring this in it's form of a pizza is to use a large plastic tray or, it could be transported on the pizza stone that I cook it on. Just be sure to allow yourself time for the stone to cool down because it gets very hot when cooking and stays hot for a while.

My problem with making this, is that I am so limited as to the trays that I can serve it on.

I believe that you could make the slices more individualized depending on what shape you made the base of the cookie. If it was served as a rectangle it seems reasonable to cut the cookie into real small squares. If the cookie is shaped round like a pizza, it tends to be cut into slices of pieces and it doesn't go as far. You could always cut the pizza shaped one into squares to serve. The cookie should be fairly easy to cut even after it is fully made.

This is great to be served in the summertime whether poolside, family reunion, family picnic or, it could be brought to a church or work gathering.

Taffy Apple Monster

Taffy "Pizza"

This isn't your "typical" pizza recipe. I love this recipe, the flavors are just perfect together. It is simple to make and it is a hit, no matter when or where you take it for dessert. Once again, this recipe isn't truly a pizza like you may thinking.

The "crust" of the pizza is a sugar cookie dough crust. Instead of "marinara" on a regular pizza, you mix cream cheese, brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla. Then you add the great flavorful combination of apples and caramel, vanilla, peanut butter etc. This is a recipe that you can never go wrong with.

At first, when I read this recipe, I thought this sounded like a great recipe that you could make in the summertime and bring to the poolside. After looking at the recipe farther, this could easily be made during the fall and served during football season. When I heard that there was apples and caramel in the recipe, then I start having the thoughts of fall. The cooler weather is coming and all of those holidays are coming where you need to bring food. This is a great one!

Whenever I have had this dessert, no matter the setting of the get together, or party but, wherever I eat this dessert, there's not ever any "pizza" left.

If you have any recipe ideas featuring apples I would love to hear them. Please leave your comments in the capsule located at the bottom of this recipe hub. Maybe you will get to try this recipe, it really is easy and tastes great.

Peanut Butter is great to eat.

Peanut Butter is a great cooking ingredient.
Peanut Butter is a great cooking ingredient. | Source

Caramel is a Tasty Treat

Caramel taste great to eat as a candy or as a dessert.
Caramel taste great to eat as a candy or as a dessert. | Source

Apple Wedges

Core the apples and cut them into wedges. After spreading the cream cheese mixture and spreading it onto the sugar cookie, A great bonus is to sprinkle the apples with cinnamon and melt the caramel sauce and drizzle it over the pizza.

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Vanilla: A Unique Flavor

Vanilla Extract is used in this recipe as well.
Vanilla Extract is used in this recipe as well. | Source


I know that their are several people out there who have food allergies. One of the pretty common food allergies is to peanuts. You can make this recipe without the peanuts, in case you know someone who is allergic but, you could also just put the peanuts on half of it. If someone is really allergic, I would just leave the peanuts off. Better safe than sorry. The caramel that is melted is drizzled over the top of the apples.

What you will need.

  • 1 (18oz.) package sugar cookie dough
  • 1 (8oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 medium apples, cut into apple wedges
  • 1/4 cup caramel, warmed
  • 1/2 cups peanuts, grated
  • cinnamon, ground

Pizza Cook Time

Cook time: 17 min
Ready in: 17 min
Yields: 8-10

Cream Cheese Is a Delight!

Cream cheese is a very important ingredient in Taffy Apple Pizza.
Cream cheese is a very important ingredient in Taffy Apple Pizza. | Source

Here's the how to!!

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the sugar cookie dough onto the cookie sheet until it is 1/4" thick. Bake this for 16-18 minutes or until light golden brown.
  2. Cool this cookie for 10 minutes. Carefully loosen the cookie from the baking sheet and cool completely. For the topping: combine the cream cheese, brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla and spread this mixture evenly over the top of the cookie.
  3. Peel, core and slice apples and then arrange apples evenly over the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with the cinnamon.
  4. To heat the caramel topping, microwave on high 30-45 seconds or until warm and then drizzle over the apples. Grate peanuts over the apples.

Apples are Healthy and Delicious!

Granny Smith or Green Apples are a perfect snack to eat anytime of day.
Granny Smith or Green Apples are a perfect snack to eat anytime of day. | Source

Caramel Sauce

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 200
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 42 g14%
Sugar 30 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 20 mg7%
Sodium 190 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Taffy + Pizza= Delicious

Taffy Apple pizza is a delicious treat for lunch or snack time.
Taffy Apple pizza is a delicious treat for lunch or snack time. | Source

Similarities and Differences of the term Pizza

Pizza Terms
Marinara Sauce or Pizza Sauce
The fact that they are both on a pizza.
One is a tomato based sauce and the other one is based on peanut butte and cream cheese.
Pizza Crust
The fact that they are both on a pizza.
The difference is this one is made out of a cookie crust and pizza crust is made from bread.
Both things have toppings.
Differences are the toppings are apples, caramel and peanuts and the toppings for a pizza are pepperoni, peppers, etc..

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    • Monis Mas profile image

      Aga 3 years ago

      That is definitaly different, but it sounds like an awesome dessert.

    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      Wow, this makes my mouth water! I love the idea of the combo of flavors: peanuts, cream cheese, caramel and apples over a soft cookie crust. I hope to try this soon. Thanks!