Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizookies Recipe
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Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizookies

October 1st, 2023
5 from 4 votes
5 from 4 votes

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza Cookie is a white chocolate chip skillet cookie, topped with fresh caramel apple pie filling, ice cream, and more caramel. Fall decadence at its finest!

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Like apple pie but enhanced with salted caramel and white chocolate. YUM.
Texture: Chewy, gooey, soft, thick, rich, creamy, ahhhhh!!
Ease: Much easier than making apple pie from scratch. Don’t be overwhelmed by the ingredient list, it looks long but it’s all really easy.
Pros: Incredible and indulgent twist on apple pie.
Cons: Not an everyday treat.
Would I make this again? Yaaaas.

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These Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizookies are the most decadent, delish, fall-flavor-packed dessert of all time.

apple pie pizookies topped with salted caramel apples and ready to serve

I wish I could remember where the idea for this recipe came from, but I really think it just popped into my brain and I was forced to run to the store to grab everything needed. That’s a happy side effect of having a job that requires you to think of sweets constantly.

This Apple Pie Pizookies recipe takes an ooey-gooey under-baked white chocolate chip pizza cookie and tops it with salted caramel apple pie filling. THEN we go and top it with ice cream and more salted caramel.

This recipe makes two 6-inch Apple Pie Pizookies, so it’s perfect for serving your whole family.

If you love apple pie and/or pizza cookies (who doesn’t?) you are going to LOVE this Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza Cookie recipe

After all, is there anything better than deep-dish cookie goodness?

baked skillets of white chocolate chip-studded cookie

How to Make Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizookies

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizookies Filling

This apple pie filling / topping for this recipe is super easy. Don’t let the long list of ingredients intimidate you – they’re all simple! Cook the apples on the stovetop in sugar and spices until they’re tender and the mixture is thickened and gooey. You could also simply serve this with ice cream and skip the cookie altogether! That’s a great idea if you have leftover filling or extra apples.

What Kind of Apples Should I Use?

  • I prefer Granny Smith apples for baking. Granny Smith apples are tart, which balances the sweetness of the salted caramel sauce beautifully. 
  • Jonathan, Golden Delicious, and Honeycrisp apples will work just fine, too.
  • Feel free to use a mix of apple types.

How do I Prepare the Apples?

For even cooking, peel and chop the apples evenly. This apple corer makes quick work of prepping your apples!

closeup of the cooked caramel apples

What Pan Should I Bake Pizookies In?

How Do I Know When Apple Pie Pizookies Are Done Baking? 

The key here is to bake enough that the cookie sets at the edges, but not so much that it’s completely baked through and completely solid. You want to maintain a gooey center. Start at 10 minutes, give it a check, then continue baking till your desired level of doneness.

How to Make Apple Pie Pizookies Ahead of Time

  1. You can make the cookie dough, press it into the two pans, cover each pan well, and refrigerate for up to 48 hours.
  2. The apple pie filling can also be made, transferred to a resealable container, refrigerated, and reheated when ready.
  3. If it’s just the two of you, refrigerate the apple pie filling and reheat both the cookie and the filling when you’re ready for day two of this madness.

closeup of the baked pizookies with vanilla ice cream on top, getting all melty

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5 from 4 votes

How to make
Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza Cookie

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Salted Caramel Apple Pie Pizza Cookie is a white chocolate chip skillet cookie, topped with fresh caramel apple pie filling, ice cream, and more caramel. Fall decadence at its finest!


For the cookie:

  • 1 1/2 cups (191
    grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (170 grams) white chocolate chips

For the caramel apple topping:

  • 2 large Granny Smith or Jonathan apples, cored, peeled, and diced
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons (28 grams) butter

For finishing:

  • 10 caramel square candies, unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve


For the cookie:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray two 6-inch pie plates or cast iron skillets with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to combine. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, stir the butter with the sugars. Let cool slightly if the butter is still hot. Whisk in the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add in the flour mixture and stir with a spatula until incorporated. Fold in the white chocolate chips.

  4. Divide the dough between the prepared pie plates. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned but the inside is still gooey, or until desired doneness.

For the caramel apple topping:

  1. While the pizza cookies are baking, make the topping. Toss all the ingredients except the butter in a large bowl. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the apple mixture and cook, stirring often, until the apples soften, about 8 minutes. Keep warm until ready to use.

For the caramel topping:

  1. Place the caramels and cream in a small saucepan set over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is melted and smooth. Stir in the salt.

To finish:

  1. Divide the apple topping among the warm pizza cookies. Top each with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with the caramel sauce. Serve very warm.
Course : Dessert
Cuisine : American
Keyword : apple, caramel apple pie, cookie pie, fall, fall baking, pizookie, pizza cookie, salted caramel, skillet cookie

This recipe was originally published in 2014 and has been updated with recipe improvements, tips, and new photos. Photos by Ashley McLaughlin.

Tessa Arias
Author: Tessa Arias

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Elizabeth — September 8, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    Could I double this recipe and put it into a 12″ cast iron skillet? If so, how long should I bake it?

    • #
      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — September 8, 2023 at 1:25 pm

      Hi Elizabeth! We haven’t tried that, so I can’t say for sure! It may be tricky to bake the pizookie all the way through to the middle, but it may work just fine! Keep a close eye on it and remove from the oven once the edges are slightly browned and the middle is baked to your desired doneness. Let us know how it goes! 🙂

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        Elizabeth — September 10, 2023 at 7:13 am

        It was so good! I baked it for 35 minutes and the edges were browned and the middle chewy! This was a hit with my family! Thank you!

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          Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — September 11, 2023 at 8:44 am

          Woohoo! So happy to hear that! 🙂

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    sharonjo — October 11, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    I bake a lot, and this might be the best thing I’ve ever made–absolutely delicious! I even purchased the little cast iron servers, which worked perfectly. This is a wonderful fall dessert, although it would be scrumptious any time. Guaranteed to be a huge hit. I followed the make-ahead directions and the whole thing was quick and easy to put together. Thank you!

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    Holly Sutherland — September 23, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    This recipe is so good. I have loads of apples and just wondering if I can freeze the apple pie filling?


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    Hina — November 5, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Would this recipe work if I were to stuff the apple pie filling in the cookie and bake it like a pie?

  5. #
    Lisanne — September 14, 2019 at 6:36 am

    This looks sooo delicious!

    Is there any way to receive your new recipes via email? I can only find how I can get your special guides on my email but I would love an alert whenever you post a new recipe!

  6. #
    Julia — September 14, 2019 at 4:07 am

    This looks unreal, Tessa! My mouth is literally watering just by looking at your photos :).

  7. #
    Flowers Indiawide — September 12, 2019 at 6:01 am

    The cookies are looking so delicious.I am making this today I have all the ingredients.Thanks for sharing.

  8. #
    Kendall Bouchlas — September 10, 2019 at 9:13 am

    This looks decadent!!

  9. #
    Yogesh — November 7, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Looking Soo yummy

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    Yaela — August 13, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Hi! I’ve made this recipe a bunch of times – my family loves it – especially in the fall time! I was thinking to make this recipe as individual desserts for a dinner party. I wanted a not-so-typical mini dessert starring apples (my go to would have been individual apple crisps) and I think these would be perfect!! Any serving suggestions for a more elegant presentation? Any way to bake this up in a pretty cupcake cups? Thanks!

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    Debbie — September 21, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I made this tonite, it’s fantastic!! one son loved the gooey cookie ☺ but it is just overall amazing. the pie filling is so good and to see their eyes light up when I spooned on the caramel. I will certainly make this again. Thank you

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    Jenie — August 14, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Can I just say….I’m very happy I follow you on Instagram!! You have brilliant ideas that are so perfect I often wonder, ” why have we not done this before now!?” I will report back on my family’s reactions soon to this yummy looking treat! Thanks for blessing me with yet another AMA I guess recipe

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      Tessa — August 14, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Awe, thanks so much Jenie! That makes me very happy to hear 🙂

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    Sarah @ SnixyKitchen — October 1, 2014 at 12:12 am

    I don’t know what kind of world it is, but I’m GLAD I’m living in a world where this pizza cookie exists. This sounds decadently addicting.

  14. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — September 18, 2014 at 4:40 am

    Loving this idea! Gorgeous! Pinned!

  15. #
    Cookin Canuck — September 17, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I just had a chocolate chip skillet cookie at a restaurant last weekend (topped with vanilla gelato) and am now craving your apple pie version. Brilliant!

  16. #
    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — September 15, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Sinful!!!! And so worth the indulgence!!

  17. #
    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — September 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    So so happy that we live in a crazy awesome world like this!

  18. #
    Gaby — September 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Love those mini cast irons! This dessert is beyond amazing, I need it now!

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — September 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

    oh my gawd. . holy yum is right! I have a little mini cast iron skillet I’ve been waiting to use. .and now I know that i’m going to make. . love this!!! salted caramel perfection! yum!

  20. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — September 15, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I need this RIGHT NOW and I’ll be refusing to share it too 😉

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    Susan — September 15, 2014 at 9:17 am

    If you live in a city with a BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, you might recognize the look of this treat as being like their Pizookie dessert. The difference seems to be in the toppings. That dessert (in the triple chocolate flavor) is one of my two very favorite in the world. Definitely a great idea!

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    Yael — September 15, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Can the cookie be made ahead and frozen? If yes, how can it be assembled on serving day?

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    Susan — September 15, 2014 at 8:06 am

    When I try to pin the Salted Caramel Apple Pie it pins the Caramel Apple Strusel Pie. Your pin it thingy doesn’t work for this posting. ??? Or am I doing something wrong.

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    Annie @ Annie’s Noms — September 15, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Totally over the top, but AMAZING! Caramel apple is just a winning combo and I love how this is so much easier than a normal apple pie and it looks absolutely amazing, I would definitely love this to be served in a restaurant!

  25. #
    Daphne Minkus — September 15, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I LOVE how this is all made from scratch!! I can’t wait to try it!

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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — September 15, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Talk about wanting to dive into the screen and eat all of this! What great shots and what a fun dessert idea – I love it! And over the top is my favorite way to have dessert! Pinned 🙂

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    Kevin — September 15, 2014 at 4:41 am

    OMG, i need cast iron servers, but it’s really hard to get them here in austria. This Cookie looks amazing and mouth-watering all together :D.

    greets Kevin

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