Whole Wheat Apple Crumble Pizza
Recipe type: Dessert
Total time: 
Serves: 12
A buttery, oaty apple crumble on top of a giant cinnamon sugar cookie. All-purpose flour can always be substituted for the whole wheat flour. Makes one 12" pizza or two 6" pizzas - these freeze really well!
  • 3½ cups peeled, diced apples (about 3 large apples - I used Gala apples)
  • ¼ cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp milk or cream
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp quick cooking or rolled oats
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  1. Peel and dice apples and toss all filling ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease or line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. For the cookie crust, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, salt and flour. Beat until combined, then add milk and beat until it comes together into a ball.
  4. Gather dough into a ball and divide in half, or scoop half out with a spatula directly onto a piece of waxed paper. Roll each half between two pieces of waxed paper or parchment paper to approx. 6" diameter. (Alternatively, make one 12" crust by putting all dough on greased pizza pan and pushing/rolling with damp hands to cover the bottom of the pan. I tried both, and found 2 small pizzas much easier to work with).
  5. When dough is rolled, pick it up on your wax paper or parchment paper and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Divide apple mixture evenly over both crusts.
  6. For topping, melt butter in a medium bowl, then add all other ingredients and mix until butter is evenly distributed. Divide evenly over apples.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until apples are tender and crumble is golden.
  8. Let cool on pan for 10 minutes before using a large spatula to gently slide onto a cooling rack.
  9. Store at room temperature or in the fridge for 3-5 days, or wrap tightly and freeze (see note).
If frozen, you can still bake this exactly as directed - it is fully cooked, so you only need to warm it up. If it's room temperature or refrigerated, throw it in the oven on a baking sheet after making dinner (with the oven turned off). The residual heat in the oven will make it the perfect temperature for dessert!
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at https://hiddenponies.com/2013/09/saturday-sweets-apple-crumble-pizza/