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Hazelnut Caramel Apple Pizza




Difficulty:Easy
Prep Time:30 Minutes
Cook Time:15 Minutes
Serves:12

Nutritional Information

This fruit pizza makes for a great dessert.

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup roasted Oregon hazelnuts
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chilled butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon water, optional
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salted Caramel , see recipe
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3/4 cup roasted and coarsely chopped Walnuts

Directions

  • 1. Food Processor Method: Place flour, hazelnuts, sugar and salt in work bowl fitted with metal blade. Process for about 30 seconds or until hazelnuts are finely chopped. Add butter and process for about 15 seconds or until butter is the size of coarse meal. Add water and process for several seconds until mixture holds together when a small amount is pressed between fingers.
  • 2. Hand Method: Finely chop hazelnuts in nut chopper or grinder. Combine with flour, sugar and salt. With pastry blender, cut in butter until size of coarse meal. Add water and toss with fork until mixture holds together when a small amount is pressed together.
  • 3. Assembly: Press mixture evenly into a 12-inch round pizza pan. Bake in 350∫ oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden and center is firm. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with 3/4 cup of chocolate chips. Let stand several minutes until melted. Spread melted chocolate evenly over crust. Chill.
  • 4. Melt butter in large skillet. SautÈ apples until tender. Toss apples with brown sugar and cinnamon. Cool to room temperature.
  • 5. In the meantime, place caramels and water in top half of double boiler over simmering water. Stir until caramels are melted and smooth. Melt remaining chocolate in microwave or double boiler.
  • 6. Spread apples evenly over chilled crust. Sprinkle with coarsely chopped hazelnuts. Drizzle with caramel sauce and melted chocolate. Chill until chocolate is firm. Slice with pizza cutter.

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