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Caramel Apple Pizza

Caramel Apple PizzaRecipe courtesy of Michigan Apple Committee.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup Marzetti's Caramel Apple Dip - divided use
1 (14-ounce) Boboli Italian Pizza Crust
2 large Michigan Apples*, cored, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup coarsely chopped salted cashews

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine cream cheese and 1/3 cup caramel apple dip until well blended. Place bread shell on baking sheet. Spread mixture evenly to within 1 inch of edge of shell.
  2. Toss apples with sugar and cinnamon until evenly coated. Arrange slices spoke fashion over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with nuts. Drizzle remaining 1/4 cup caramel apple dip over apples and nuts.
  3. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm.

Makes 8 servings.

*Suggested Michigan Apple varieties to use: Ida Red, Rome, Empire, Gala, Jonagold, Jonathan, McIntosh.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 379; Total Fat: 18g; Cholesterol: 34mg; Total Carbs: 46g; Fiber: 2g; Sodium: 411mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Michigan Apple Committee.