Apple Dessert Pizza

Categorized as: Desserts, Fruit
Makes 10 servings.


½ of a (15-ounce) package folded , refrigerated, unbaked pie crust (1 crust)
½ cup toasted sliced almonds
1 (8-ounce) package light cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
3 tablespoons apple juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 packets Equal® sweetener or 1 teaspoon Equal® for Recipes
4 medium tart apples, cored, peeled and sliced (3½ cups)
1 cup apple juice
¼ cup golden raisins
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons apple juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 packets Equal® sweetener or ¾ teaspoon Equal® for Recipes


1. Unfold pie crust; roll out on floured surface to form a 12-inch circle. Place, floured side down, into a 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press up sides. Trim and remove excess pastry. Prick bottom and sides with fork. Line with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450°F (230°C) oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes more or till golden. Cool on wire rack.
2. Meanwhile, chop ¼ cup of the almonds. Beat together softened cheese, 3 tablespoons apple juice, vanilla, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon and 3 packets Equal® or 1 teaspoon Equal® for Recipes. Fold in chopped nuts. Spread mixture evenly in cooled crust. Set aside.
3. In large skillet combine apples, 1 cup apple juice, the raisins and ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 2 to 4 minutes or till apples are just tender. Quickly remove apples and raisins with slotted spoon. Combine 2 tablespoons apple juice and cornstarch; add to skillet. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; add 2 packets Equal® or ¾ teaspoon Equal® for Recipes Fold apples into glaze; spoon over cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Cool, cover and chill until serving time.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories: 246
Protein: 4g
Carbohydrates: 26g
Fat: 15g
Cholesterol: 24mg
Sodium: 177mg

Food Exchanges: 1 Fruit, ½ Bread, ½ Meat, 2½ Fat

Additional comments:

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®. provides many fine recipes for diabetic diets. Since its online debut in 1999, has become one of the more popular and largest cooking and recipe sites on the Internet.

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