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Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza

5 reviews / 4.2 average

Oh, haiyyy. Just gimme a minute to lick the final cinnamon streusel dessert pizza crumbs off my sticky fingers and attempt to be coherent enough to write something.


Or get another slice. Cause coherent thoughts might not be happening.

This pizza, and by pizza I mean subtly sweet thick crust topped with a heavy sprinkling of cinnamon streusel crumbs and drizzled with a warm maple glaze, is so distractingly good. And much like yesterday's awesome chili was inspired by my hoarding of those blue corn and flax tortilla chips from Target, today's dreamy cinnamon sugar greatness was brought on by a summer trip to the Wisconsin Dells and a fine dining experience at the one and only: Pizza Ranch.

I kind of cringed when I wrote that because I'm visualizing of all you fancypants readers sitting there drinking your tea with your pinkies out who will now judge me.

Or more like GET JEALOUS. Fancypants, get real witcha self.

Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza in a pan.

What I found out relearned at the Pizza Ranch is that dessert pizza is basically the world's most lovable food.

Show me a person who doesn't like dessert pizza and I will show them this photo/diagram of deep dish cinnamon streusel dessert pizza, and how that barely sweet pillowy crust is just saturated with that butter and sugar cinnamon streusel while still holding on to its textured crumbs on top and how the whole thing is being altogether bear-hugged by that warm maple glaze.

Thaaaa Textuuuure. Gives me chills.

Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza with a bite taken out on a white plate.

“But when would I even eat this?”

Okay. I know this is breaking the rules on a few levels, but hear me out:

Eat it for breakfast. It's so thick and pillowy and bready, and the cinnamon flavors are so cozy and I swear the flavors taste the better when you are wearing sweatpants and a fleece. At least that's true if you live in Minnesota and you own items of clothing called “fleeces”. It reminds me of a cinnamon roll in dessert pizza form, or coffee cake pizza. It begs you for a steaming mug of coffee, a big glass of milk, or a shmear of sweet cream butter. But I did not just say that.

I think normal people have it for dessert or something. And I guess that'd work.

Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza in a pan.
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Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza - Skillful Cook

Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza


This Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza has buttery brown sugar streusel crumbles and creamy maple glaze. 30 minutes from start to finish!




  • half of this batch of dough or any other pizza dough**
  • cinnamon sugar to taste
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil**
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream


  1. Crust: Preheat the oven to 425. Generously oil a round cake pan. Place the ball of dough in the cake pan and press outwards until the edges of the dough are creeping up the sides of the pan. Sprinkle the dough lightly with cinnamon sugar.
  2. Crumbs: Pulse the flours and sugars in a food processor with the butter and oil (or form crumbs with your hands). Pulse JUST until crumbs form and sprinkle over the pizza on top of the unbaked crust.
  3. Bake for anywhere from 8-10 minutes. When the crust and topping are golden brown, remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Whisk the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and cream together. Adjust consistency with a little extra water or milk. Drizzle over the warm pizza. Cut into wedges and serve with coffee or a big glass of milk. Mmm.


**I was already making the cinnamon swirl bread when I made this recipe, so I just used half of the base dough for my crust in this recipe. I've also used store bought dough rolled into a circle and that worked just fine, too. You can adjust the amount of dough depending on how thick you want it.
**Use canola oil if you're worried about the taste of the olive oil. I didn't notice a taste at all.

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: dessert pizza, cinnamon streusel dessert pizza, cinnamon dessert pizza

I have one quick announcement to make unrelated to deep dish cinnamon streusel dessert pizza: Our house offer was accepted on Monday and come October-ish, we will be living in a cute lil' old house by a beautiful lake! asjdflkajshgkldjas;fj

I'm sitting on cloud nine holding a slice of dessert pizza.

This Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza has buttery brown sugar streusel crumbles and creamy maple glaze. 30 minutes from start to finish.

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    Um yes, here in Chicago I have a while closet o’ fleeces. Probably will be trying this recipe come January or Feb when it’s too cold to do much of anything besides EaT! 🙂 sinful … But life’s too short to skip dessert (or not have apple pie for breakfast once in awhile) …

  2. Skillful Cook Logo

    You read my mind!! I have been dreaming up a pizza like this for week now except I was going to add apples!

    Also – YAY!! Congrats on the house!! It’s like my dream to live by some water and get to bring my coffee out on the back porch in the morning and drink it all wrapped up in a cozy blanket while over-looking the water! (it’s a very specific dream apparently, haha)

  3. Skillful Cook Logo

    My husband is a former Pizza Ranch employee … like from way back before they changed from making their dough fresh to getting it in frozen. Anyway, this will be a great surprise! His birthday is in 2 weeks. I think we can ditch the cake this year!

  4. Skillful Cook Logo

    A pizza filled with cinnamon sugar!?!! Yes, please! This is awesome and so fun and so perfect for a cozy fall dessert. Love it!

  5. Skillful Cook Logo

    I’m a little lost in the recipe – the second part of the recipe says to sprinkle the crumbs over the pumpkin layer, but I don’t see anything about the pumpkin layer in the ingredients or previous steps.

    It’s early here so maybe I’m just missing it.

    Congrats on the house! I would love to live near a lake.

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Ooh, thanks Cynthia. I did a quick last minute change after some recipe testing and took the pumpkin layer out (we liked it better with just the crumbs) so I must have done a sloppy edit on the actual recipe. 🙂 Thanks! I’ll change it now.

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          Just make a pumpkin mixture with 1 cup of pumpkin and a few ounces of cream cheese and brown sugar and cinnamon, and spread that under the crumbs. Except do it this way first, because we liked both but we liked it better without the pumpkin layer. 🙂

  6. Skillful Cook Logo

    Looks delicious! I love a good dessert pizza. An easy one to make with store bought pizza dough is bananas, strawberries, and nutella. Add vanilla ice cream and it is heaven! How about an apple pizza with a cheddar cheese topping? 🙂

  7. Skillful Cook Logo

    Oh, wow, dessert pizza! I’m blushing and probably the only person left in North America who have never tried a dessert pizza. Congrats on the house! Living by the lake is a dream! Maybe one day when my blog makes money like POY, I’ll be sitting in a house by the lake and eating dessert pizza and thinking of you. LOL

  8. Skillful Cook Logo

    This looks like heaven’s version of pizza. I LOVE cinnamon streusel topping and this look like is has plenty to make my mouth smile 🙂 Thanks!!!