Walnut, apple and fig pizza

Posted on July 29, 2009. Filed under: pizza, Sweets | Tags: , |

A delicious dessert pizza made with a cinnamon crust, topped with juicy apples, figs and walnuts.

Cooking Time : : 30 mins.
Preparation Time : : 15 mins.

Makes 1 pizza.

For the cinnamon crust
3/4 cup plain flour (maida)
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
3 tablespoons butter
For the topping
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1/2 cup diced apples
5 nos. dried figs, soaked in water and chopped
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice
For the cinnamon crust
1. Combine the flour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
2. Add the butter and rub it into the flour using your fingertips till it resembles breadcrumbs.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of cold water if required and make a firm dough.
4. Roll out into a circle of 150 mm (6″) diameter and 12.5 mm (1/2″) thickness and place on a greased baking tray.
5. Prick the crust with a fork at regular intervals.
6. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes.
7. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the half baked crust from the oven.
For the topping
1. Combine all the ingredients for the topping in a bowl, keeping aside 1 tablespoon of walnuts to sprinkle on top.
How to proceed
1. Spoon the topping onto the half-baked crust.
2. Sprinkle the balance 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts on top.
3. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 15 minutes or till the base is crisp.
4. Remove from the oven, cool slightly and cut into wedges.
5. Serve warm.
You can also use peaches instead of apples.
You can also use the Sweet Dough recipe instead of the cinnamon crust. Just add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder to the recipe.

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