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Apple Crisp with Snickerdoodle Cookie Crust

You can probably tell that fall is one of my favorite times of year by my recent postings {hello Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza!} Pumpkin, apples and cinnamon are the ultimate fall flavors and I’m all about fall desserts. There’s nothing better than cooking soup in the slow cooker and having a pumpkin or apple dessert on a chilly, fall night.

This Apple Crisp combines the delicious cinnamon-and-sugary snickerdoodle cookie with the perfect in-season fruit right now: apples.

Unfortunately we didn’t get any apples this year on our apple trees since they were just planted, but I’m hoping for next year.

Apple Crisp with Snickerdoodle Cookie Crust!

This recipe is easy. You can use your favorite snickerdoodle cookie recipe, or mine below.

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough

I must say, this is the best snickerdoodle recipe though. You might want to try it.

Apples

Feel free to use whatever apples you prefer. I used granny smith and gala.

Apples + Snickerdoodles

All you do is plop that snickerdoodle dough wherever you’d like. You can do small drops or layer the whole pan with the dough. Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon and sugar and bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Whatever you do, serve this WARM!

Apple Crisp with Snickerdoodle Cookie Crust

6 apples peeled, sliced and cored.
Snickerdoodle dough:
3 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tarter

1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon, divided

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×13 baking pan.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, cream of tarter and salt.
  3. In a mixer, beat butter. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix.
  5. Peel, slice and core the apples and place in the baking pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the apples.
  6. Place drops of snickerdoodle dough over the apples. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon and sugar over the cookie dough.
  7. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. Serve warm!

Apple Crisp with a Snickerdoodle Cookie Crust

Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza

It’s 90 degrees today in Iowa, but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about fall, which will soon be here. I’ve got my sweaters and my boots ready, my comfort foods are ready to be slow cooked, and of course, I’m ready for all things pumpkin. I’ve made delicious Pumpkin Pie Caramel Biscoff Cheesecake, Overnight Pumpkin Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Sugared Pecans and now this delicious Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza.

My love for dessert pizza definitely started with Godfathers Pizza. If you’ve never had a Godfather’s dessert pizza, you should seek one out. In college, we didn’t have a Godfathers nearby, so on weekends home I would buy a few and take them back with me to my dorm room… they were that good.

Butter and Cinnamon on a Pizza Crust

This Pumpkin Dessert Pizza combines my love for the classic dessert pizza and everyone’s favorite fall flavor. I usually cheat and use store-bought pizza dough mix, but you can use your favorite homemade pizza dough recipe if you prefer.

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The streusel is filled with delicious pumpkin, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. You can even make your own pumpkin pie spice if you want.

Pumpkin Dessert Pizza!!

I love having pizza nights once in awhile, especially with homemade pizza (or pizza braids) and there’s no better dessert to serve on pizza night than Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza!

Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza

1 pizza crust (homemade or store bought)
2 Tbls butter
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

for the Streusel:
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

for the frosting:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbls milk
1 tsp vanilla

  1. Place pizza crust on a greased pizza pan. Prick with fork several times. Brush on melted butter and sprinkle with 1 tsp. cinnamon.
  2. Combine streusel ingredients with hands. It will be clumpy. Sprinkle streusel over the pizza dough.
  3. Bake at 450 for 7-8 minutes.
  4. Mix frosting and drizzle over the pizza.

 

This might be the ultimate fall dessert: Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza!

Waffled Pepperoni Grilled Cheese

Waffled Pepperoni Sandwiches

I am making at least one cold lunch from home every day for one of my three kiddos for school. They get bored of the same thing over and over and sometimes I like to surprise them with something fun.

This Waffled Pepperoni Grilled cheese is an extra-cool sandwich that tastes just like pizza…. in a sandwich… with a fun little twist. You could even serve with a side of pizza sauce. The homemade baked sweet potato chips are seasoned with Litehouse herbs, one of my favorite way to add flavor without a ton of calories. When they are dipped in Litehouse’s Chipotle Ranch Greek yogurt dip they are even better! The marinated broccoli and mozzarella salad is a delicious way to get the kids eating veggies.

You can Check out this recipe on the Litehouse blog which I am fortunate enough to have been hired to develop recipes over the past year!