A to Z Challenge – April begins with A

So I decided to do a new thing.  A new thing for me anyway. In this challenge, there are many options and the one I chose is photography!  (warning: my photography skills are lame)



Apples –  my favorite variety of apples for eating is Gala. For baking – I tend to go with golden delicious or granny smith.

Instead of just a photograph, because you know. . . I’m long winded and I had to do something with these gorgeous apples, how about a recipe?


Apple Fruititza

1 package sugar cookie dough – press into pizza pan, making a small lip for your base.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.  Let cool while preparing the base filling.

Base filling

1 package cream cheese (8 ounces) room temperature

1 cup powdered sugar

2 Tablespoons butter (unsalted)

Combine ingredients in mixing bowl, blend well with mixer until thoroughly combined, smooth and creamy.  Spread onto cooled cookie crust.

Apple Filling – 

Peel and slice 3 to 4 apples into thin slices. Cook in skillet with:

2 Tablespoons butter

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 cup apple juice with 2 tsp cornstarch mixed in

3/4 cup sugar.

Simmer on medium heat until apples are beginning to soften and liquids thicken.

Pour on top of the cream cheese base.

Mix crumb topping :

1 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp  cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar

Add 2 Tablespoons melted butter, Mix until completely moistened.

Spread by spoonfuls on top of apples.

Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes, or until crumb topping is a golden color.

Remove from oven, let cool and cut into “pizza” slices to serve.

Have an amazingly awesome April! Stay tuned for more alphabet goodness.

Write on my friends, write on!