Bread Desserts Ditch the Mix Pizza

Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza

So while secretly stalking my neighbor’s Pinterest board, I came across a pizza that was a dessert.  (Sorry Hilary  LOL… just kidding!!!)

Back to the regularly scheduled program – this stuff is awesome!!  If you have ever had a dessert pizza, this is what it tastes like, but better.  Maybe it was the applesauce I added, or using Trader Joe’s pizza dough.  But this recipe was super duper easy and delicious.  I had everything on hand, so I made it immediately and my husband and I practically ate the entire pizza ourselves.  Because well, I’m a pig like that 😀  Hey, when you find something good, portable and covered in icing??!!!  How can you resist?


Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza
yield 4 servings unless you are pig like me

1 – 12″ pizza dough recipe, I used Trader Joe’s dough ball (make your own, or ask your own pizza joint.  Many local ones will sell balls for $1) or use the stuff in the grocery store

1 Tb. butter, melted (trans fat free margarine will work)

1/2 cup + 1/3 cup AP Flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tb. vegetable shortening
2 Tb. applesauce

1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tb. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.  In a medium bowl, mix flour and sugars together.  Stir.  Then add the shortening and applesauce.  Use your fingertips to make a crumbly topping.  It will take a little while to come together, but it does.
3.  Lay your pizza dough out onto a pan or stone.  Brush dough with butter.  Sprinkle cinnamon.

4.  Sprinkle the crumble streusel topping on the cinnamon.

5.  Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.  I watch the pizza dough and the edges are golden brown.
6.  In small bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.   Stir until you have a drizzle icing that is the consistency of thick honey.
7.  To make the icing pretty:  Pour icing into a ziplock bag and then cut a corner off.  Squeeze and drizzle in zigzags across the pizza.
8.  If it is just you and the family:  drizzle with a spoon regardless of pools of icing or not 🙂

9.  Cut and eat.  Delicious while still warm.

Recipe adapted from Rumbly in my Tumbly 

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