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Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pizza

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Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pizza

Calling all busy bees with a sweet tooth! This recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Pizza with Crescent Rolls is the perfect solution. It’s quick, uses pantry staples, and delivers a delightful flavor explosion.

Crescent roll dough takes center stage as the base, offering a buttery, flaky foundation. A fragrant cinnamon sugar topping made with brown sugar, granulated sugar, and warm spices like cinnamon creates a delightful caramelized crust when baked.

The recipe is easily customizable. Don’t have brown sugar? No problem, granulated sugar works just fine. Want to add an extra layer of decadence? Drizzle the pizza with a simple glaze made of powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk.

This dessert pizza is perfect for a last-minute treat, a fun after-school activity with the kids, or a potluck dessert that’s sure to impress. So preheat your oven, gather your ingredients, and get ready to enjoy this warm, comforting, and oh-so-easy cinnamon sugar pizza!

Questions I often get asked about this recipe:

Can I use puff pastry dough instead of crescent rolls?
Yes, puff pastry will work, but it will have a slightly different texture – flakier and puffier than crescent rolls

What can I use if I don’t have brown sugar?
You can use all granulated sugar in the topping, it will be slightly less complex in flavor.

I don’t have vanilla extract, can I leave it out of the glaze?
Yes, you can leave it out, but the vanilla adds a nice touch. You could substitute with a bit of almond extract.

How long can I store leftover pizza?
Store leftover pizza in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven at low heat to crisp it back up.

My pizza topping seems dry, can I add something to moisten it?
If your topping seems too dry, you can add a tablespoon or two of melted butter to create a more clumpy consistency.

The glaze seems too thick, how can I thin it out?
Add milk by the teaspoonful to the glaze until it reaches your desired drizzling consistency.

I’d like to make this a little more special, what can I do?
Serve the pizza with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream for an extra decadent treat!

What you need to make Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pizza:

1 can (8 ounces) crescent roll dough

For the cinnamon sugar topping:

¼ cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed

¼ cup packed light brown sugar

¼ cup granulated sugar

½ cup all-purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

Pinch of salt

For the glaze (optional):

½ cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract

1-1 ½ tablespoons milk

How to make it:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

Prepare the cinnamon sugar topping: In a medium bowl, using a pastry cutter or your fingers, combine the cold cubed butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate the triangles. Lay them flat on the prepared baking sheet.

Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar topping evenly over the crescent triangles. You can use all of it, or reserve a bit for sprinkling after baking (optional).

Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the topping is bubbly.

While the pizza bakes, prepare the glaze (optional): In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, softened butter, vanilla extract, and milk until smooth. The glaze should be thin enough to drizzle, but not runny. Add more milk by the teaspoonful if needed.

Once the pizza is baked, let it cool slightly on the baking sheet. Then, drizzle the glaze over the warm pizza, or serve on the side for dipping.

Cut into slices and enjoy!

Tips:

For a richer flavor, use melted butter instead of softened butter in the glaze.

If you don’t have brown sugar, you can use all granulated sugar in the topping.

Want to add some extra pizazz? Sprinkle chopped nuts or chocolate chips over the pizza before baking.

Let your creativity flow! You can use different spices in the topping, like nutmeg or ginger.

Latest Reviews:

This recipe is amazing! Needed a quick dessert and this hit the spot. Easy to follow, used all pantry staples, and my kids devoured it. Will definitely be making again! Susan M.

Such a fun twist on classic cinnamon rolls! The crescent roll crust is buttery and flaky, and the cinnamon sugar topping is perfectly caramelized. Loved the optional glaze for an extra touch of sweetness. Great recipe! Denise T.

Everyone loved these! Made it for a potluck and everyone loved it. So easy to customize with different toppings. I used chopped pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup – delicious! Thanks for sharing! Shona H.

Printable Recipe:

Yield: 12 servings

Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pizza

Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pizza

This recipe is a quick and delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth using crescent rolls and pantry staples.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) crescent roll dough
  • For the cinnamon sugar topping:
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • For the glaze (optional):
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1 ½ tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  2. Prepare the cinnamon sugar topping: In a medium bowl, using a pastry cutter or your fingers, combine the cold cubed butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate the triangles. Lay them flat on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar topping evenly over the crescent triangles. You can use all of it, or reserve a bit for sprinkling after baking (optional).
  5. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the topping is bubbly.
  6. While the pizza bakes, prepare the glaze (optional): In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, softened butter, vanilla extract, and milk until smooth. The glaze should be thin enough to drizzle, but not runny. Add more milk by the teaspoonful if needed.
  7. Once the pizza is baked, let it cool slightly on the baking sheet. Then, drizzle the glaze over the warm pizza, or serve on the side for dipping.
  8. Cut into slices and enjoy!

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