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Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizookies

Recipe By Tessa Arias
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September 10th, 2019
5 from 1 vote
5 from 1 vote

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza Cookie is a white chocolate chip pizza cookie topped with fresh caramel apple pie filling, ice cream, and more caramel. Amazing decadence!

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Like apple pie but enhanced with salted caramel and white chocolate. YUM.
Texture: Chewy, ooey, gooey, soft, thick, rich, creamy, ahhhhh!!
Ease: Much easier than making apple pie from scratch. Don’t be overwhelmed by the ingredient list, it looks long but it’s all really easy.
Appearance: I mean, c’mon. This definitely looks like something you’d get at a restaurant!
Pros: Incredible and indulgent twist on apple pie.
Cons: Not an everyday treat.
Would I make this again? Yaaaas.

You guys, I’m really onto something here with these Apple Pie Pizookies. You could also call them PIEzookies. I feel like this a lot when I get ready to share a new ridiculous over-the-top treat with you but this time it’s really really true! I mean, just look at these pictures. Is there anything better than deep dish cookie goodness?

A bite taken out of gooey white chocolate pizookie topped with apple pie filling, caramel, and ice cream

I wish I could remember where the idea for this recipe came from. But I really think it just popped into my brain and I was forced to run to the store to grab everything needed. That’s a happy side effect of having a job that requires you to think of sweets constantly.

What kind of crazy awesome world do we live in where a recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza Cookie can exist? This recipe takes an ooey gooey undercooked white chocolate chip pizza cookie and tops it with salted caramel apple pie filling. THEN we go and top it with ice cream and more salted caramel.

Apple pie pizza cookie in a cast iron server with two spoons and a scoop of ice cream on top

There are a lot of horrendous things happening in our world but in my little corner of the internet I just want to make your life a little more delicious. This recipe will make it a LOT more delicious. It actually makes two 6-inch pizza cookies, so it’s perfect for serving your whole family.

Run, don’t walk, into the kitchen to make this recipe! If you love apple pie and/or pizza cookies (who the hell doesn’t?) you are going to freak over this Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza Cookie recipe. Mmmhmmm.

How to Make Apple Pie Pizookies

How to make apple pie filling?

This apple pie filling / topping for this recipe is super simple. Don’t let the long list of ingredients intimidate you – they’re all simple! Start peeling and chopping apples. I like to use Granny Smith. Cook them on the stovetop in sugar and spices until they’re tender and the mixture is thickened and gooey. You could also simply serve this with ice cream and skip the cookie altogether! That’s a great idea if you have leftover filling or extra apples.

What to bake pizookies in?

I used these Lodge Cast Iron Mini Round Serves to make these pizza cookies, they’re my absolute favorite! You can also use any other similarly shaped pan, even 6-inch pie or cake pans will work!

How to know when pizookies are done baking?

The key here is to bake enough that the cookie sets at the edges, but not too much that it’s completely cooked through and “dry.” You want to maintain a gooey center. Start at 10 minutes, give it a check, then continue baking till your desired level of doneness.

How to Make Pizookies Ahead of Time:

You can make the cookie dough, press it into the two pans, cover, and refrigerate for up to 48 hours. The apple pie filling can also be made, transferred to a resealable container, refrigerated, and reheated when ready.

If it’s just the two of you, refrigerate the apple pie filling and reheat both the cookie and the filling when you’re ready for day two of this madness.

White chocolate apple pizookie

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5 from 1 vote

How to make
Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza Cookie

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza Cookie is a white chocolate chip pizza cookie topped with fresh caramel apple pie filling, ice cream, and more caramel. Amazing decadence!

Ingredients

For the cookie:

  • 1 1/2 cups (191
    grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (170 grams) white chocolate chips

For the caramel apple topping:

  • 2 large Granny Smith or Jonathan apples, cored, peeled, and diced
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons (28 grams) butter

For finishing:

  • 10 caramel square candies, unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Vanilla ice cream

Directions

For the cookie:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray two 6-inch pie plates or cast iron servers with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to combine.
  3. In a large bowl stir the butter with the sugars. Let cool slightly if the butter is still hot. Whisk in the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add in the flour mixture and stir with a spatula until incorporated. Fold in the white chocolate chips.
  4. Divide the dough between the prepared pie plates. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned but the inside is still gooey, or until desired doneness.

For the caramel apple topping:

  1. While the pizza cookies are baking, make the topping. Toss all the ingredients except the butter in a large bowl. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the apple mixture and cook, stirring often, until the apples soften, about 8 minutes. Keep warm until ready to use.

For the caramel topping:

  1. Place the caramels and cream in a small saucepan set over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is melted and smooth. Stir in the salt.

To finish:

  1. Divide the apple topping among the warm pizza cookies. Top each with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with the caramel sauce. Serve very warm.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

This recipe was originally published in 2014 and recently updated with recipe improvements, tips, and new photos. Photos by Ashley McLaughlin.

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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    Kevin — September 15, 2014 at 4:41 am

    OMG, i need cast iron servers, but it’s really hard to get them here in austria. This Cookie looks amazing and mouth-watering all together :D.

    greets Kevin

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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — September 15, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Talk about wanting to dive into the screen and eat all of this! What great shots and what a fun dessert idea – I love it! And over the top is my favorite way to have dessert! Pinned 🙂

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    Daphne Minkus — September 15, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I LOVE how this is all made from scratch!! I can’t wait to try it!

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — September 15, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Totally over the top, but AMAZING! Caramel apple is just a winning combo and I love how this is so much easier than a normal apple pie and it looks absolutely amazing, I would definitely love this to be served in a restaurant!

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    Susan — September 15, 2014 at 8:06 am

    When I try to pin the Salted Caramel Apple Pie it pins the Caramel Apple Strusel Pie. Your pin it thingy doesn’t work for this posting. ??? Or am I doing something wrong.

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    Yael — September 15, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Can the cookie be made ahead and frozen? If yes, how can it be assembled on serving day?

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    Susan — September 15, 2014 at 9:17 am

    If you live in a city with a BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, you might recognize the look of this treat as being like their Pizookie dessert. The difference seems to be in the toppings. That dessert (in the triple chocolate flavor) is one of my two very favorite in the world. Definitely a great idea!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — September 15, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I need this RIGHT NOW and I’ll be refusing to share it too 😉

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — September 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

    oh my gawd. . holy yum is right! I have a little mini cast iron skillet I’ve been waiting to use. .and now I know that i’m going to make. . love this!!! salted caramel perfection! yum!

  10. #
    Gaby — September 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Love those mini cast irons! This dessert is beyond amazing, I need it now!

  11. #
    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — September 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    So so happy that we live in a crazy awesome world like this!

  12. #
    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — September 15, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Sinful!!!! And so worth the indulgence!!

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    Cookin Canuck — September 17, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I just had a chocolate chip skillet cookie at a restaurant last weekend (topped with vanilla gelato) and am now craving your apple pie version. Brilliant!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — September 18, 2014 at 4:40 am

    Loving this idea! Gorgeous! Pinned!

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    Sarah @ SnixyKitchen — October 1, 2014 at 12:12 am

    I don’t know what kind of world it is, but I’m GLAD I’m living in a world where this pizza cookie exists. This sounds decadently addicting.

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    Jenie — August 14, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Can I just say….I’m very happy I follow you on Instagram!! You have brilliant ideas that are so perfect I often wonder, ” why have we not done this before now!?” I will report back on my family’s reactions soon to this yummy looking treat! Thanks for blessing me with yet another AMA I guess recipe

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      Tessa — August 14, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Awe, thanks so much Jenie! That makes me very happy to hear 🙂

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    Debbie — September 21, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I made this tonite, it’s fantastic!! one son loved the gooey cookie ☺ but it is just overall amazing. the pie filling is so good and to see their eyes light up when I spooned on the caramel. I will certainly make this again. Thank you

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    Yaela — August 13, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Hi! I’ve made this recipe a bunch of times – my family loves it – especially in the fall time! I was thinking to make this recipe as individual desserts for a dinner party. I wanted a not-so-typical mini dessert starring apples (my go to would have been individual apple crisps) and I think these would be perfect!! Any serving suggestions for a more elegant presentation? Any way to bake this up in a pretty cupcake cups? Thanks!

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    Yogesh — November 7, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Looking Soo yummy

  20. #
    Kendall Bouchlas — September 10, 2019 at 9:13 am

    This looks decadent!!

  21. #
    Flowers Indiawide — September 12, 2019 at 6:01 am

    The cookies are looking so delicious.I am making this today I have all the ingredients.Thanks for sharing.

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    Julia — September 14, 2019 at 4:07 am

    This looks unreal, Tessa! My mouth is literally watering just by looking at your photos :).

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    Lisanne — September 14, 2019 at 6:36 am

    This looks sooo delicious!

    Is there any way to receive your new recipes via email? I can only find how I can get your special guides on my email but I would love an alert whenever you post a new recipe!

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