Apple “Pizza”

There really are very few Irish Desserts.  That’s because traditionally, Irish people eat what they grow and what is hearty.  May of their desserts call for fruit, sometimes fresh and often dried.  Many traditional Irish desserts call for apples or oatmeal. I decided to give you this recipe which calls for both apples and oatmeal, and while it’s not necessarily “Irish”,  it is perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day meal.

This dessert is part pie, part apple crisp, but totally delicious!! It’s “pizza” in that it is shallow,and free-formed. Kids and adults will love it. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or drizzled with caramel sauce.  Serves 8-10.




1-1/2 cups AP Flour
1 tsp. Salt
3/4 cup Crisco
1 Tabl. Sugar

Add in small amounts to the above until the dough comes together:
1/4 cup Ice Water

Bring the dough together, press it into a disk and wrap in a piece of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour  (refrigerate for up to 3 days)


Mix together in bowl:
3 Apples, peeled,cored and sliced (I use Honey Crisp)
2 Tabl. Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
Dash Nutmeg, optional
Dash Salt

Crumb Topping:
Combine in Bowl:
1 cup Oatmeal, Quick
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
Dash Salt


With fingers, work into the oatmeal mix:

1/4 cup Butter, softened





1. Roll crust out to 12″ circle 2. Roll edges of the crust up to form edge

3. Spread the apples on top of the crust, to edge.

4. Top the apples with crumbs.

Bake in 375 degree oven for 40 minutes.  Serve warm!




About bakingway

Baker/Pastry Chef for over 25 years.

Posted on March 13, 2011, in Apples, Recipes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. looks delicious!
    I would probably prefer it room temp. because warm desserts are too sweet for my taste, but my family would disagree with that opinion!

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