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Cran-Apple Granola Pizza with Vanilla Drizzle

by Laura

Today is my very last post for Bake for the Cure.  It is also the last day to enter the giveaway, so be sure to enter!  Winner will be announced tomorrow.  I hope you have enjoyed the posts that I have shared.  It has been fun.  Today’s recipe is my adaption of the Apple Granola Pizza from the Bake for the Cure Cookbook. I decided to add cranberries into the recipe.  Cranberries pair so well with apples.  I helped make the cranberries an even yummier addition by cooking them in a little butter and brown sugar before mixing them into the apple pie filling.  I must say this was my favorite recipe that I tried from the Bake for the Cure Cookbook.  I will be using the basic idea of the recipe for years to come.
You can totally change up the recipe by using a different pie filling, just omit the cranberry portion of the recipe.  I think that a cherry version would be fabulous.  You could even use almond extract in place of the vanilla used in the drizzle.  The cherry with almond drizzle would excellent.  I also like the idea of a peach version too.  The dough is also simple to put together.  I used Fleishmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast which requires no rise time.  You just make the crust and bake it.  Isn’t that easy!  The dough is also easy to press or roll out.  Be aware to that this recipe gives you PLENTY of vanilla drizzle for the pizza.  I didn’t use all of it in the picture because I wanted you to be able to see the yummy cran-apple part.  So enjoy this yummy dessert pizza and try it out with the different pie fillings.
I also wanted to let you know that I am heading off to another fun event in one week.  You can check out all the details and get a sneak peak at what I am doing on my events page.


Cran-Apple Granola Pizza with Vanilla Drizzle

  • 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast or RapidRise Yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup warm water (120 to 130 degrees)
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 can (21 oz) apple pie filling
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup granola cereal (I used Kroger 100% natural cereal oats and honey flavor)
  • Vanilla Drizzle
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Spice Islands 100% Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. milk
  1. Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.  Add warm water and 3 Tbsp. melted butter.  Mix for about 1 minute until well blended.
  2. Add enough remaining flour gradually until a soft dough forms.  Dough should form into a ball and be slightly sticky.
  3. Knead dough on floured surface for about 4 minutes until smooth and elastic. (If using RapidRise yeast then let dough rest for 10 minutes)
  4. Put 2 Tbsp butter, brown sugar and cranberries in a small sauce pan.  Cook until boiling and boil for 1 minute.   Mix cranberry mixture in with pie filling.
  5. Pat dough with floured hands, pressing gently to fill a greased pizza pan or baking sheet.  Or roll dough into a 12 inch circle and place on a well greased pizza pan or baking sheet.  Create a rim around the edge of the dough by pinching the edge of the dough.
  6. Spread pie filling over crust and bake at 450 degrees for 6 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with granola.
  7. Put pizza back in oven and cook for 6-9 minutes more until crust is browned and granola is lightly browned.  Cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Combine vanilla drizzle ingredients in a small bowl.  Drizzle over pizza and serve.

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The Royal Cook October 20, 2010 - 9:01 pm

Pie filling! Maybe key lime pie filling. Yummm!!

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Caitlin (EatFeats) October 20, 2010 - 8:17 pm

Pizza and dessert are two of my favorite foods! I would love to try my hand at homemade pizza…or any recipe involving yeast. It would be a fun challenge!

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Donnie October 20, 2010 - 7:56 pm

That would be so awesome to make with the baking kit. This has been a fun giveaway.

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Jersey Girl cooks October 20, 2010 - 4:59 pm

Wow, this looks delicious! Really fun dessert idea!

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Celeste October 20, 2010 - 4:14 pm

Yummy, what a perfect fall dessert. Thank you for all the yummy recipes. I would love to make all my favorite fall-time desserts with the new pink baking kit.

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Kim @ Quit Eating Out October 20, 2010 - 3:15 pm

We are having new friends for dinner Saturday… I think this would be a fun dessert idea. So glad to have found your site! Love it.

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Coralie October 20, 2010 - 3:05 pm

Thanks for sharing this! It’s so fancy! I think all these pumpkins everywhere have put me in the mood for Pumpkin pie. That’s what I’d make with the baking kit first followed by plenty of other treats. =)

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Katie October 20, 2010 - 12:42 pm

That looks so good, I think I just drooled a little! I would definitely make this with the Bake for the Cure prize!

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Dezi Allen October 20, 2010 - 12:29 pm

Seems so fancy! I’d make chicken pot pie if I won the baking set. Yum!

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Kim October 20, 2010 - 11:29 am

I would make eggnog pumpkin pie if I win the giveaway!

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Treasa October 20, 2010 - 11:22 am

This looks fantastic! I would try this with the kit for sure!

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Debbie P October 20, 2010 - 11:04 am

This looks so good! A small pizza parlor that used to be in our town used to make the best dessert pizza like this. This recipe makes me want to make Fruit Pizza, and making it in the Bake for the Cure kit would be perfect!

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rette5991 October 20, 2010 - 10:55 am

This looks delicous and I feel like I would try to make something like this if I won.

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kate October 20, 2010 - 10:48 am

Who would have though you could make a granola pizza–it looks yummy–I’ve been craving that sugar cookie fruit pizza so I think I will make that.

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Kim October 20, 2010 - 10:15 am

That looks so yummy! I want to make it right now. I think cherry with almond extract would be great.

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Joanie Harbor October 20, 2010 - 9:06 am

yum yum! so good!

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Kim M October 20, 2010 - 8:46 am

Sounds so good! My husband would totally eat this and he is very picky. Cherry also sounds good. I would have to make both of them.

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Chrissie M October 20, 2010 - 8:42 am

If I win the contest, I will definitely be making this first. (I would leave out the cranberries) This looks like the apple pizza my grandmother and I absolutely LOVE from Pizza Hut. Will definitely be trying!

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Karen October 20, 2010 - 7:44 am

Who doesn’t LOVE PIZZA!! What a great way to give your family delicious yet healthy food! I love the ease of your recipes and yet they are never lacking in substance. I will definately be serving this one up real soon! Perfect for a cool, fall day! Thank you!

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Valerie October 20, 2010 - 7:40 am

Yum. Just, yum. What a neat twist for an apple dessert! And the cranberries are a super addition that I would never have thought of! Thanks for sharing!

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Tracy October 20, 2010 - 7:23 am

Love this idea!!! The boys will flip for this one and I get to use up the apples from our yard!(5 apple trees)

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Cheryl S. October 20, 2010 - 7:17 am

Damn! That looks just fab. If I win the contest, I’m making dessert pizza for sure. I love that you could totally change up the pie filling too!

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Dinetonite October 20, 2010 - 7:09 am

Oh yum!!!! I could eat my screen right now! I was just telling Aubrey I wanted to make a stuffed french toast with apples, but this oh my!

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Rhondi October 20, 2010 - 7:04 am

I love apple desserts in the Fall. I’m trying your apple version. It sounds easy with the pizza crust yeast. Do you have a picture of your masterpiece?

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