[OT] I will never again mock Pineapple Pizza

Cidu Bill on Nov 28th 2017

Today, I saw an Apple Pie Pizza.

Yes, exactly as advertised: a traditional pizza topped with apple slices and walnuts, with a coating of butter, sugar and cinnamon.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, pizza | 32 responses so far

32 Responses to “[OT] I will never again mock Pineapple Pizza”

  1. Andréa Nov 28th 2017 at 08:33 pm 1

    Do you mean the apple pie items were ON TOP OF sausage, cheese, mushrooms, sauce, etc., or just on top of a crust, as a dessert? There are lots of recipes online dessert pizzas, including apple pie and various other fruits.

  2. Brian in STL Nov 28th 2017 at 08:49 pm 2

    That’s even worse than the Thanksgiving pizzas.

  3. larK Nov 28th 2017 at 09:00 pm 3

    So, an apple pie pizza pie? At what point does the “pizza” drop out of it and it just becomes apple pie? Can you have a pizza apple pie?

  4. Cidu Bill Nov 28th 2017 at 09:06 pm 4

    Well, the base (crust?) is still a pizza. So I guess it’s still a pizza.

    And I suppose a pizza apple pie would be an apple pie with cheese and tomato sauce on top.

    Basically, this is the culinary equivalent of those freakish hybrid toys Sid created in Toy Story.

  5. Brian in STL Nov 28th 2017 at 09:11 pm 5

    I have heard of other fruit pizzas, but apple seems particularly unappetizing to me. Although, truthfully, if there were some available I’d probably try it.

  6. Brian in STL Nov 28th 2017 at 09:15 pm 6

    Oh. Usually the fruit pizzas don’t have mozzarella or tomato sauce. That sounds even worse. Do you have link? Most of the ones I found searching were more traditional dessert pizzas.

  7. Cidu Bill Nov 28th 2017 at 09:26 pm 7

    Not only do I have a link, I was there this afternoon..

  8. Winter Wallaby Nov 28th 2017 at 09:33 pm 8

    I’ve had good pizzas with apple before, but yeah, not with tomato sauce and cheese, that doesn’t sound too good.

  9. bill Nov 28th 2017 at 09:35 pm 9

    Reminds me of the comedian who said he was talking with his college roommate on the first day of lodging together. The roommate said Hey, want to split a pie? to which he replied yes. “So we got a pepperoni with olives on one half and on the other, apple with cinnamon.”

  10. Brian in STL Nov 28th 2017 at 10:12 pm 10

    An in-person viewing!

  11. MikeD Nov 28th 2017 at 10:14 pm 11

    Follow Bill’s link, then choose “Photos” from the screen menu. Image 24 is the Apple Pie Pizza. And it’s just a standard dessert pizza. No tomato sauce, no cheese. We used to have a Papa Murphy’s take and bake pizza on my way home from work. On pizza nights I’d stop there and have them make us a regular pizza, and also a dessert pizza - half apple pie and half cherry pie. That pizza was good, but it was obviously made from canned pie filling. This one looks like fresh apple slices - I would certainly go for it.

  12. Mark in Boston Nov 28th 2017 at 10:38 pm 12

    I don’t know about an apple pie pizza, but one thing that is truly delicious is an apple pie frappe (milkshake if you’re west of Boston; cabinet if you’re in Providence).

    One glass of milk, two scoops of vanilla ice cream and one piece of apple pie all go into the blender. What comes out is just wonderful.

    Fattening, but blissful.

  13. Wendy Nov 28th 2017 at 10:42 pm 13

    As long as you understand that it’s supposed to be dessert, it’s yummy! And it’s not too far off of a “dutch” apple pie, you know, the ones with crumbles instead of pie crust on top. Those are my favorite kind.

  14. Cidu Bill Nov 28th 2017 at 10:55 pm 14

    That’s disappointing, MikeD: I asked the waitress and she told me it did include the ingredients of an actual pizza.

    In that case, it’s no more a pizza than the “pizza pancakes” I used to make for my kids (an enormous round pancake we would then cut into pizza-like wedges)

  15. Singapore Bill Nov 28th 2017 at 11:32 pm 15

    If it doesn’t have tomato sauce and cheese, it’s just a variant of a dessert pie. I’ve had blueberry pizza at Pizza Hut in Singapore. It was okay. Overly sweet, though.

  16. Ted from Ft. Laud Nov 28th 2017 at 11:38 pm 16

    “Actual” pizza doesn’t need tomato sauce - my favorite pizza is (well, was - I haven’t seen it in a very long time) a white pizza. Yes, cheese (and sausage), but no tomatoes. And I’ve seen people put cheese (though cheddar, not mozzarella) on apple pie.

  17. fleabane Nov 29th 2017 at 02:49 am 17

    Actually a pear pizza with gorganzola and sourdough crust is yummy. And that apple pie pizza looks good.

    And here’s my secret combo. Bacon, black olives and pineapple. Don’t know how I stumbled.

    And frankly standby pizza because, you know, “everybody likes pizza” is really over-rated. I think I’ve eaten enough “normal” pizza to last me a lifetime. (For some reason, this topic came up four times this weekend… )

  18. Treesong Nov 29th 2017 at 02:52 am 18

    Eugene Field wrote in 1888:
    No matter what conditions
    Dyspeptic come to feaze,
    The best of all physicians
    ls apple-pie and cheese!
    But, echoing Ted from Ft. Laud, I’m sure he didn’t have mozzarella in mind.
    And cheese! No alien it, sir,
    That ’s brought across the sea,—
    No Dutch antique, nor Switzer,
    Nor glutinous de Brie;
    As for ‘feaze’, it seems to be a nautical term for ‘unravel, fray’.

  19. DemetriosX Nov 29th 2017 at 06:04 am 19

    As has been noted, desert pizzas are a thing these days. I’ve even seen chocolate pizzas in the frozen section of the supermarket here in Germany. But I could almost picture apple on a regular pizza. Apples pair well with onions, especially if you sautée them together (that was Alonzo Wilder’s favorite food in the Little House books).

    And as Ted mentioned, a slice of cheddar melted onto a piece of apple pie is really good. I’ve also seen fleabane’s pears with Gorgonzola (or Camembert), not on pizza, but on schnitzel. I deeply dislike pears, so I’ve never tried it, but I can see liking it.

    (Going to be stuck with “Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese” all day now.)

  20. Andréa Nov 29th 2017 at 09:25 am 20

    A desert pizza must be awf’ly dry . . .

  21. Christine Nov 29th 2017 at 10:49 am 21

    Wendy - your use of “Dutch” requires me to ask - do you know the origins of that style of pie? My husband views them as normal, so now I’m wondering if it’s a Pennsylvania German food (whether specific to that migration, or common from back in Europe), which he’s had a lot more exposure to than I have.

  22. Andréa Nov 29th 2017 at 11:32 am 22

    When I make the apple pie with crumbles, the recipe book calls it ‘French’ Apple Pie . . .

  23. Mark in Boston Nov 29th 2017 at 11:26 pm 23

    I got an ice cream pizza for a birthday party once. It resembled a pizza in that it was large and round and had a lot of toppings. It was like an ice cream cake, and the toppings were such things as chocolate chips, M&Ms, and gummi bears.

    Taxonomically it was about as closely related to a pizza as a Tasmanian tiger was to a tiger.

  24. Wendy Nov 30th 2017 at 12:38 am 24

    I am sorry to say I have no idea. I usually call it “crummy apple pie” and then there’s no confusion. However, a quick search says that Mrs. Smith’s and Marie Callender’s brands call theirs “Dutch”, but Betty Crocker offers a recipe for French Apple pie, and all three have a crummy topping. I wouldn’t be surprised if it is the Pennsylvania German source. (OT, my mom always called them Pennsylvania Dutch, and it took a very long time before I realized she meant German and Dutch was a variant of Deutsch.)

  25. Andréa Nov 30th 2017 at 01:46 am 25

    Yes, the Betty Crocker ‘French apple pie’ is the variant I make.

  26. Brian in STL Nov 30th 2017 at 02:22 am 26

    I think you mean “crumby apple pie” unless you don’t like that type.

  27. guero Nov 30th 2017 at 03:54 am 27

    I have never heard of a dessert pizza before, but since my wife has an intolerance to any food that has anything remotely resembling a tomato in it, I have become well acquainted with white pizzas. They can be quite good, and are usually very creative. There is a pizza place a couple of blocks from Petco Park in San Diego that serves a delicious mashed potato pizza. Yeah, who’d've thunk it? And returning to the OT of fruit, there’s a place nearby that serves a pear and Gorgonzola pizza, definitely not a dessert.

  28. Chiper Nov 30th 2017 at 12:08 pm 28

    I actually am getting ready to make “sausage apple pizza”. It’s a recipe I got from a friend in the 80s. No tomato sauce, and cheddar instead of mozzeralla.

    It is a Bisquick crust, then apple pie filling, then browned, crumbled sausage, then cheddar. It is yummy & can be a breakfast, a dinner, or a desert.

  29. Irene Nov 30th 2017 at 01:22 pm 29

    Dessert pizzas are amazing!
    So is mac-and-cheese pizza, which I thought sounded disgusting until I tried it.

  30. Wendy Nov 30th 2017 at 02:43 pm 30

    Yes, Brian, I mean crumby, but I usually say it “crummy”, just to be funny, especially since it’s my favorite type of apple pie. (And yes, I spell it crummy in my head when I say it, even though I know crumby is correct.)

  31. Dave in Boston Dec 5th 2017 at 12:43 am 31

    They’re the same word anyway. Sometimes one sees the “no good” meaning spelled “crumby”.

  32. Meryl A Dec 6th 2017 at 02:02 am 32

    Gee, I was going to ask Bill if he had eaten at a Cici’s buffet as their dessert is an apple pizza - but it has no cheese or anything pizza like on it - yes, my Italian husband who when I first met him would not eat a pizza that was not homemade or from “certain” pizzerias,actually loves Cici’s, although we cannot eat there any longer. They do have a specialty of macaroni pizza - while it has cheese it is not called macaroni and cheese pizza.

    I have always heard of the crumb top apple pie as being “Dutch” and it is my favorite pie - especially with a bit of vanilla ice cream - I used to bake it for Thanksgiving. But, when we go to Lancaster, PA the crust top pie is much more common and they don’t call it “English” (meaning not Pennsylvania Dutch) apple pie. Especially since people have mentioned it being French apple pie (which I thought was more of a tart with undulating pie edge and slices of apples with no crust of any time) I am guessing it is a question of “you have to call it something”.

    Chownings (chewinings) Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg back in the old days before they brought in corporate people to run the restoration (the taverns are now, this past year or less run by a restaurant company of some sort - forget about authenticity they used to have) would include a piece of apple pie with their full dinner - your choice of vanilla ice cream or a piece of cheese - it came after a bowl of Brunswick stew with Mr. Chowning’s good rolls and with cole slaw.

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