Chain Reaction: Papa John's Apple Pie Pizza

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[Photo: Robyn Lee]

After you eat pizza, do you eat dessert pizza? I've been seeing quite a few Nutella-and-pear pizza concoctions around town, and I have to say, I'm always tempted. Pizza dough is a pretty good base for a dessert—when it's done well.

Ordering dessert pizza is an impulse buy, kind of like tossing a few candy bars in your cart at the grocery store. You don't need it. But it all happens so fast.


When we opened the box of Papa John's Applepie, I got nervous. The apple-sugar-icing-juice was a little leaky. But the cubed apples had a surprising amount of flavor and structure, and they retained a pleasing touch of tartness.

But this dessert pie was way over-iced; we were tempted to pick the apples off the crust, even though the crust itself was tasty and fluffy enough. Tone down your icing a little, Papa John, and we'd consider ordering this again.

Do you ever order dessert pizza?