Vegan Apple Pie Pizza with Maple Candied Walnuts is a quick apple dessert that tastes like apple pie without all of the work. You can make our homemade pizza dough, or for a really quick apple dessert, buy a ready-made vegan pizza crust.
Originally published on February 4, 2015 and updated for a better reader experience.
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A FRUIT DESSERT PIZZA THAT YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY WILL LOVE
Looking for a healthy dessert pizza that the whole family will love. We’ve got you!
If you’re like us, you’ll do whatever you can to prevent produce from going to waste. It just feels wrong to throw food away.
The inspiration for this quick and easy apple dessert was a result of apples that were on the verge of withering away and a store-bought pizza crust that was about to expire.
My solution was this easy dessert pizza.
It’s hard not to love this, because it has so many delicious layers.
- Chewy pizza crust
- Vegan cream cheese
- Homemade apple sauce
- Maple candied walnuts
HOW TO MAKE A HEALTHY APPLE DESSERT PIZZA
Cook the apples and spices until the apples are fork tender. You don’t want them mushy.
In a small bowl, stir the walnuts, maple syrup, and cinnamon together until the walnuts are coated.
Layer the apples over the cream cheese and then evenly layer the healthy candied walnuts over the apples.
Bake the pizza with apples for approximately five minutes, or until the walnuts are toasted and caramelized.
Slice and enjoy with a big scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream.
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VEGAN APPLE PIE PIZZA WITH CANDIED WALNUTS
- 1 pre-made pizza crust or you can make our pizza crust recipe.
- 5 large apples peeled, cored, and sliced thin
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- For the candied walnuts
- 1 cup walnuts
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbsp melted vegan butter we like Miyoko’s or Earth Balance brands.
- 8 oz vegan cream cheese we like Miyoko’s or Kite Hill brands.
- Vegan vanilla ice cream optional
- Preheat the oven to 400 °F (204C)
- Put the apple slices, 1/3 cup orange juice, 3 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp cinnamon, and 1 tsp nutmeg in a large pot and stir to combine the ingredients. The apples should be coated with the sugar and spices.
- Bring the juice in the apples to a boil on medium-high heat and reduce to simmer. Cook for approximately 20 minutes or until the apples are fork tender. Stir occasionally while cooking.
- While the apples are cooking put the 1 cup walnuts in a medium bowl and coat with the 2 tsp maple syrup and ¼ tsp cinnamon.
- Brush the 3 tbsp melted butter over the entire pizza crust then evenly spread the vegan cream cheese over the crust, leaving a one-inch border.
- Evenly layer the apples over the cream cheese, then evenly sprinkle the walnuts over the apples. Bake for approximately 7 minutes, or until the walnuts are toasted.
- Serve with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream.