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Monday, October 01, 2007

Taffy Apple Pizza

I realize that all I seem to post are dessert recipes. I can't help it. They are my favorite. They are the recipes that I am the most excited about. So, other than a salad or meatballs or a soup here and there, mostly the recipes that you'll find here are for desserts. Indulge yourself every once in awhile.

This is a fun dessert to make in the Autumn. Plus it seems a tiny bit healthy. (Okay, not healthy, but healthier for a dessert.) And it's always been a big hit whenever I've made it.




Taffy Apple Pizza
a The Pampered Chef recipe

Ingredients:

1 pkg. (18 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

½ cup packed brown sugar

¼ cup creamy peanut butter

½ tsp vanilla

2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled/cored/sliced

¼ cup caramel ice cream topping

½ cup peanuts, chopped


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Roll sugar cookie dough into a ball, place on round baking stone/cookie sheet and roll out to an 14 in. circle. Bake 16-18 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool ten minutes. Loosen from baking stone; cool completely.

Combine cream cheese, brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Spread on cookie.

Arrange apple slices on top of cream cheese mixture. (To keep apples from getting brown, dip them in lemon juice, or lemon-lime carbonated soda.)

Microwave caramel topping for 30-45 seconds until warm; drizzle over apples. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top.

Cut into wedges. Serves 16.

Nutrients per serving: Calories 300, Total Fat 17 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Carbohydrate 36 g, Protein 5 g, Sodium 270 mg, Fiber 1 g



2 comments:

wendys said...

What makes it Taffy? sounds yummy.

Nance said...

I would guess the Taffy part has to do with the caramel ice cream topping on top of the apples, so it's sort of like a taffy apple. But not really, more a caramel apple. So it should technically be called a caramel apple pizza. I guess that just didn't sound as fun.

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