Tonight was Apple Pizza night at our house. This is a tradition I started with my daughter’s when they were in pre-school. Now I am doing it with my youngest Grand children, one of which is in Kindergarten and the other will be in pre-school next year.
I can’t take credit for the recipe as it was given to me by my oldest daughter’s pre-school teacher after our trip to the Apple Farm. I really wanted to go and pick the apples this year but circumstances in my recent job situation kept this from happening. Heck there is always next year!
What makes it so much fun is that the kids can participate in the making and the eating.
The recipe is super easy and I made a couple of improvements that simplify it even more.
Here’s all you’ll need:
- 3 baking apples your choice
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 heaping Tablespoons cinnamon sugar
- 1 7.5 oz. can of Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuit mix
- Mild shredded cheddar cheese
Pre heat your oven to 450 degrees.
I used three Gala apples peeled, cored and sliced sliver thin. Place them in a microwave safe bowl, add butter and cinnamon sugar. Microwave for about 2 minutes or until apples are tender but not too mushy. Set this aside while you prepare the “crust”.
Gently stretch the dough in your hands until it is about 4 inches in diameter then place on an ungreased cookie sheet. You will need to stretch it a bit more leaving a rim around the edge. Don’t be too upset if the shapes resemble aliens or amoebas the first time around. We invited a friend to help us and his turned out looking like a pirate skull (we made him eat his own LOL).
Pierce the bottoms with a fork about a half a dozen times then place in the oven near the top and cook for 5 minutes. Next place apples on top of partially baked crusts making sure they are not too juicy. Then top off with the cheddar cheese and finish baking for another 5 minutes.
Don’t be surprised if your family decides they cannot wait until fall to eat this treat. I used to have some of these ready when the kids got home from school as a special treat.
I’d love to hear how your family enjoys these treats and if you have any additions or changes of your own.