Monday, November 17, 2014

Fruit Dessert Pizza and First Blog Anniversary

I started this blog seven years ago but had to abandon it when life got really busy. I started blogging in earnest last year. One year and 500 odd recipes later here I am celebrating my blog's first 'real' anniversary. I decided I had to post something sweet to mark such a sweet milestone. So today I am posting the recipe for dessert pizza. I also thought it would be very appropriate to set myself a new challenge. A food photography challenge. This is a challenge for anyone who likes to click pictures of food and is working to get better at it. More about that here. Moving to the recipe for the day.



When my daughter was in 1st grade Pizza Hut was running a reading initiative and awarded pizza hut child buffet coupons. My daughter won a few and we used a couple of them. The pizza she loved the most was the dessert pizza. Today I have recreated that pizza using cinnamon apples.

You will need
For the base
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. instant yeast

For the topping
1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. all purpose flour
a pinch cinnamon powder
a pinch nutmeg
a pinch salt

For the crumb topping
2 tbsp. all purpose flour
2 tbsp. rolled oats
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. butter
a pinch cinnamon

For the glaze
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. butter
1 couple drops vanilla extract

To make the base mix all the ingredients in a bowl except the water. Heat the water so it is lukewarm. Add the water to the flour and form a soft dough. Knead well and keep aside overnight.

To make the topping add all the ingredients for the topping to a pan and heat it until the apples are soft and the sugar has melted, about 3-5 minutes.


Combine all the ingredients for the crumb topping in a separate bowl. Keep aside.


Preheat oven to 400 F. Flatten the pizza dough with your knuckles. Form a wide disc by running the edges through your fingers. Work till the disc is the size of your pizza pan. Place it on the pan and prick with the tines of a fork. Bake it for 4-5 minutes. Take it out of the oven and spread the apple mixture over the top. Next spread the crumb mixture over the apples.


Bake for 10-15 minutes or until.


Combine all the ingredients for the glaze and drizzle it over the top. You could use less milk and make the glaze thicker if you want.


Leftover pizza can be refrigerated and eaten over two or three days.


Enjoy!


This is my entry for week three, day one of BM #46 for the theme Pizza and Pasta. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#46.

Also sending this to Kid's Delight hosted this month by Mir.


16 comments:

  1. Wow fruits on pizza as a dessert. Sounds interesting.

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  2. Congrats on the blog anniversary!! and this is such a good one to celebrate it with!!

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  3. send over some to me Varada, i can have this for my dinner all by myself

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  4. Happy blog anniversary! I can have this pizza right now for my lunch. Dessert pizza looks yummy.

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  5. Cinnamon, apple and brown sugar.. can i go wrong?? Great dessert pizza

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  6. love the apple pie filling turned pizza :) happy blog anniversary dear !! fantastic dessert pizza there !!

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  7. Wow I have heard of dessert pizzas but never dreamt that it will be so delicious.

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  8. Congrats again Varada, it's amazing how you have taken this blog further!..hope to see much more going forward!...and the dessert pizza looks and sounds amazing..

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  9. Incredible pizza, you nailed it prefectly.. Happy blog anniversary Varada, way to go.

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  10. Congrats on your blog anniversary. .the dessert pizza looks Yummm..This recipe is new for me. .thanks for sharing. .

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  11. Happy blog anniversary Varada, a perfect dessert to celebrate this great day.

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  12. Happy Blog Anniversary Varada..
    N wow..this Pizza reminds me of Shakeys in Japan. .they have a whole range of dessert pizzas...loved it.

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  13. Wow! this is something my kids would love a slice of.

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  14. OMG, what a super delicious dessert pizza. Love everything that's everything on that pizza crust.
    Now Pizza Hut gives coupons for just one personal pizza :-)

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  15. IT's like Apple crisp on a pizza - love it and congrats - 500 recipes in one year is amazing!!!!

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  16. Congrats!!! Wish you a wonderful journey ahead....Now about this dessert pizza, OMG it is an apple and cinnamon heaven!!! Yum Yum!!

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