Apple Pizza

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This cookbook is pretty brilliant in my opinion.  This recipe is apple pie, meets turnover, meets yum.  Great option if you don’t feel like making an entire apple pie, but are still craving some home baked goodness.  It disappeared super fast in our house!

apple pizza

The Recipe (makes four 6-inch pizzas):

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

10 tablespoons (1 1/4 stick) butter, at room temperature

3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup cold water

3 medium sized apples (recommend Gala or Fuji)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

The Process:

1.  Preheat oven to 400 F

2.  Place the flour and the butter in a large mixing bowl.  Using your fingers (yay!) rub the butter into the flour until it almost disappears and the flour becomes a little yellow.

3.  Add 3 tablespoons of sugar and the salt to the flour.  Blend with your hands.  Pour in the cold water and blend with your hands until the dough holds together in one clump (add a little water at a time if you need until the dough comes together).  Sprinkle a clean work surface with a little flour.

4.  Knead the dough for around 5 minutes until soft and smooth.

5.  Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces.  Using a rolling pin, roll 1 piece about 1/4″ thick and about 6″ in diameter.  Place the pizzas on a cookie sheet.

6.  Core the apple and peel (I actually left the peel on my apples for a little more “rustic” texture).  Slice apple in half, and then slice the halves into thin slices.

7.  Place the apple slices in a bowl and sprinkle with the 1 teaspoon of sugar and cinnamon.  Toss to coat evenly.  Arrange the apple slices on each circle of dough on the cookie sheet.

8.  Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.  The edges should be slightly golden.

9.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and consume!

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