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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!

Snickers and Caramel Apple Dip

Here’s the deal. I’m not going to lie to you and say this is some sort of healthy dip. That, it is not. It’s full of cream cheese and sugar and store bought candy bars. And the fact that it is an apple dip is completely outrageous.

For the most part, my family eats pretty healthy. Apples and oranges are my children’s snack of choice and I make things like homemade rotisserie chicken, overnight oats, and homemade spaghetti sauce to name a few. I also try to substitute healthier ingredients in our favorite recipes (like this creamy soup using pureed white beans instead of cream or cheese).

I am a big believer in all things in moderation and still eating those delicious, but oh-so-bad-for-you snacks…. once in awhile. This is where this recipe comes in to play.

Snickers and Caramel Apple Dip

Snickers + Caramel Apple Dip..... OH. MY.

Snickers and Caramel Apple Dip

8 oz cream cheese
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 Snickers bars, diced small (if you really want to take it to the next level you could try making homemade Snickers)
2-3 Tbls caramel sauce (make your own or buy any store bought)

Beat the cream cheese, sugars and vanilla in a mixer for a few minutes until smooth. Fold in half of the diced Snickers and a drizzle of caramel sauce. Refrigerate for a few hours. To serve, top with the remaining Snickers and caramel.

Snickers and Caramel Apple Dip. This stuff is addicting!

I’ve been wanting to try to recreate a healthier version of this dip, but I just don’t think it’s possible. So I am fine with it being a delicious treat that my kids have on occasion.

I do usually double this recipe, especially when taking it to barbecues or parties. It goes quick and everybody loves it. Even my mom, who is a health nut, who usually only eats salads eats this- which is a testament to it’s deliciousness :)

Snickers and Caramel Apple Dip. Everybody loves this!!