Apple, Apple Pizza

Sliced apples shingled onto a layer of apple butter atop a tender crust.
This really turned out nicely and both of us really likes it.  It is less trouble and less volume than a whole pie or a tart.  Just right for the 2 of us and you can eat it like a piece of pizza!  The pastry browned up beautifully.  It was all, just right!

I saw someone on Martha Stewart talking about an Apple Pizza but they made applesauce for it.  I have my homemade Apple Butter and thought that an even better idea!! But in all truth they were my inspiration. 

Ingredients for Apple, Apple Pizza:

Pastry of your choice for one 9" crust
1/3 C. apple butter
4-5 cooking apples cored, peeled, and sliced
2 T. melted butter
1/2 C. powdered sugar
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
juice of 1 lemon

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Roll chilled pastry into a rectangle and trim to about 7" or 8" x 9" or 10" and dock. (Prick all over with a fork.)  Roll the rectangle up on your rolling pin and unroll on the parchment.  Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.

Meanwhile prepare the apples and slice them into lemon juice and toss them well to prevent browning.

Spread a thin layer of the apple butter over the chilled pastry.  Arrange the apple slices like shingles to form an attractive pattern.  Brush with the melted butter. 

Mix the powdered sugar and cinnamon and place the mixture a tablespoon at a time in a small sieve and sprinkle across the apples until they are covered well.

Bake for 45 -50 minutes until well browned.  Yield 6 slices.  Serve plain or with cream.


Deborah Celtic Heart said...

Oh! I think this might be on the menu tonight. I happen to have a block of ready made flaky pastry in the freezer. I don't know what apple butter is, so will have to look it up, but it looks like a fruit cheese or curd, so I will try to substitute with some raspberry curd that I made last week. It looks so very delicious. Many thanks for sharing.

Diane Cosby said...

Apple butter is a spread commonly eaten on biscuits, toast, cornbread like jelly. It is a little thicker than applesauce and spiced with cinnamon, clove, and ginger and other warming sweet flavors. Your idea of a fruit spread or curd would be delightful as would some of the flavored apple sauces. Thanks for your comments and enjoy!!