Thursday, October 20, 2011


This is part of a food challenge hosted by Lady Behind The Curtain where each month a different combination of foods and this month it is Apples and Carmel.   For more information if you would like to participate click here.

I made this based on this recipe at  by Adopted Parisian but have added my own touches. 
Here is the recipe:
-   1 tube of pre-made chocolate chip chip or sugar cookie dough 
-   1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temp 
-   1/2 cup packed brown sugar 
-   1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 
-   1 teaspoon vanilla 
-    2 green apples 
-   1 cup of lemon lime soda (optional) 
-   10 drops of lemon juice (optional) 
-   1/2 cup caramel topping

Preheat oven to 350° or whatever is indicated on the package.  Roll out dough into a large cookie enough cookie to cover a round pizza pan and place on pan (Sorry, picture did not come out for this one).  Bake 8-10 minutes or whatever is indicated on package, then allow it to cool.

Blend the cream cheese, brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla  until well blended.

It should look like this when blended

Spread on cookie

Wash, core and then chop the apple in to thin slices.

Pour the lemon lime soda in a bowl with the lemon juice.  Add apples and toss (will prevent apples from browning)

Place the apple slices on the cookie.

Heat up carmel 30-40 seconds in the microwave and drizzle over the top of the pizza.  

I made my own carmel topping using this recipe, but you could use a commercially prepared topping instead.

The Improve Cooking Challenge


  1. This would be a total hit in my house. All of my kids love peanut butter and apples. Add the caramel and chocolate chips and they will think they have died and gone to Heaven!

  2. I LOVE your recipe!!! Thanks so much for participating in THE IMPROV COOKING CHALLENGE! I can't wait to see what you do with Pumpkin and Cream Cheese! ---Sheryl---

  3. Yum... the peanut butter was a great addition!

  4. Love your recipe, so unique!

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Improv Cooking Challenge recipe: Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  5. Wow, this sounds good! Great idea!

  6. Yummy!! all dishes of apples are one of my favorite as well as My mother is expert to make my favorite desserts. Your dessert looks delicious! What a great recipe for this month's challenge!
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  7. Fabulous idea! Caramel, apples, peanut butter, and chocolate chips--delicious! Perfect post for this month's challenge!