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Apple Dessert Pizza

No recipe image available.Diabetic-friendly, fun and tasty apple dessert pizza.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 of a (15-ounce) package folded , refrigerated, unbaked pie crust (1 crust)
1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
1 (8-ounce) package light cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
3 tablespoons apple juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 packets Equal® sweetener or 1 teaspoon Equal® for Recipes
4 medium tart apples, cored, peeled and sliced (3 1/2 cups)
1 cup apple juice
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons apple juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 packets Equal® sweetener or 3/4 teaspoon Equal® for Recipes

Cooking Directions:

  1. Unfold pie crust; roll out on floured surface to form a 12-inch circle. Place, floured side down, into a 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press up sides. Trim and remove excess pastry. Prick bottom and sides with fork. Line with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450°F (230°C) oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes more or till golden. Cool on wire rack.
  2. Meanwhile, chop 1/4 cup of the almonds. Beat together softened cheese, 3 tablespoons apple juice, vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 3 packets Equal® or 1 teaspoon Equal® for Recipes. Fold in chopped nuts. Spread mixture evenly in cooled crust. Set aside.
  3. In large skillet combine apples, 1 cup apple juice, the raisins and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 2 to 4 minutes or till apples are just tender. Quickly remove apples and raisins with slotted spoon. Combine 2 tablespoons apple juice and cornstarch; add to skillet. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; add 2 packets Equal® or 3/4 teaspoon Equal® for Recipes Fold apples into glaze; spoon over cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Cool, cover and chill until serving time.

Makes 10 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): Calories: 246, Protein: 4 g, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Fat: 15 g, Cholesterol: 24 mg, Sodium: 177 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 Fruit, 1/2 Bread, 1/2 Meat, 2 1/2 Fat.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.