Friday, March 20, 2015

Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Pizza-Pie

      When I decided to participate in the Schar Gluten-Free pizza challenge, I knew I couldn’t just do a traditional pizza.  So I began to think on it for a bit, and my mind kept going back to when pizzas were called 'Pizza pie'...and when I think of a classic pie,  what comes to mind?  Apples, of course!  So that’s how I decided to do a streusel-y, caramel-y apple pizza pie (and yes those are the technical terms).  I hope you enjoy this delicious creation.  Thanks SCHAR for your amazing pizza crust!

You'll need:

1 Large Granny Smith Apple, diced

¼ Cup Water

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Cardamom

1/2 tbs cornstarch or Tapioca

1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

1/4 cup Brown sugar

1/4  Cup Sugar

1/8 cup coconut flour

1/4 Cup coconut oil

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Caramel Sauce, Optional
Additional coconut flour, optional

       Preheat oven to 410°F.  Grease a round cookie sheet and place the pizza crust on it.  Set aside.
       In a saucepan, begin to cook the apples with the water over medium-low heat.  After they have simmered for about three minutes, add in sugar and spices.  Gradually raise the heat until the mixture begins to boil.  Then turn the heat down to a simmer again.
       In a small cup dissolve the starch into the heavy cream and stir until fully dissolved.  Add the starch/cream mixture to the apples and gradually raise the heat again until it reaches a rolling boil and has a nice syrupy consistency.
       Spread the apples evenly across the top of the prepared crust, then set aside again until needed.
       In a small bowl, combine all of the streusel ingredients and stir until fully combined.  Sprinkle across the top of the apples, covering the edges of the crust. Drizzle the top with caramel sauce then sprinkle a generous amount of coconut flour across the top as well.
       Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and place in the fridge to allow the pizza to cool fully before serving.

       Slice and enjoy!