Recipes and Cooking Candied Apple Pizza "This is like the state fair on a pizza," Guy says. "As soon as it comes out of the oven, it's doused in caramel sauce and sprinkled with coarse salt." By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on December 20, 2013 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Ray Kachatorian Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 16 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 2 pizzas (8 slices per pizza) Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients Pizza: 1 recipe Pizza Dough or 1 pound ball purchased pizza dough 1 ½ cup mascarpone 1 ½ tablespoon powdered sugar ¼ teaspoon vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract 4 medium green apples 2 tablespoon lemon juice Streusel Topping: 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour ⅓ cup packed brown sugar 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoon unsalted butter ¾ cup chopped pecans (optional) Purchased caramel sauce Pinch flaked sea salt Powdered sugar, for finishing Pizza Dough 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup warm water (113°F) 1 tablespoon active dry yeast (or 2 packets) 2 tablespoon olive oil, plus more to grease bowl 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting Directions Preheat oven with pizza stone to 500°F (or tap "Cook's Tip" with Pizza Dough recipe. For crusts, evenly divide dough in two pieces. Thinly stretch each piece and dust with flour. Bake crusts 6 to 8 minutes or until firm with no browning. Let crusts stand to cool. In a small bowl mix mascarpone with powdered sugar and vanilla paste. Divide between two crusts; smearing evenly to edges. Core and finely slice apples. Place slices in large bowl. Sprinkle slices with lemon juice; toss to coat. For Streusel Topping, in a medium bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Evenly spread apples then topping on cheese layer. Bake each pizza for 10 to 12 minutes. Combine caramel sauce with a pinch of sea salt. Remove pizzas from oven. Drizzle with caramel sauce. Generously sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes 2 pizzas (about 16 servings). Pizza Dough In the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the sugar in the 1 cup warm water. Sprinkle yeast on top. Let stand for 10 minutes or until foamy. Add the olive oil and salt to yeast mixture, then use the dough hook to mix in the all-purpose flour. Mix until the dough comes together. Add more flour as needed and allow the machine to knead the dough until smooth. Add the olive oil and salt to yeast mixture, then use the dough hook to mix in the all-purpose flour. Mix until the dough comes together. Add more flour as needed and allow the machine to knead the dough until smooth. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead about 2 minutes more (dough will no longer be sticky). Place dough in an oiled bowl and turn to coat the surface. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap; let stand in a warm place about 1 hour, until doubled in size. Turn out dough onto a floured surface. Divide in half. Form into smooth, tight balls. Cover loosely with a floured kitchen towel and set in a warm place to rise again for 30 to 45 minutes. When ready to use, press dough with fingers to flatten as much as possible. Drape dough over hands, stretching to desired size and thickness. Place dough on a floured pizza peel. Top and bake as directed in recipes. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 296 Calories 14g Fat 40g Carbs 7g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 296 % Daily Value * Total Fat 14g 18% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 33mg 11% Sodium 263mg 11% Total Carbohydrate 40g 15% Total Sugars 20g Protein 7g Vitamin C 3mg 15% Calcium 20.2mg 2% Iron 1.3mg 7% Potassium 101mg 2% Folate, total 60.5mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.