Cinnamon Bun Pizza

February 2009
Cinnamon Bun Pizza

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Imagine a pizza crust golden and crisp. Now cross that with sticky cinnamon buns.

Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 25 mins

Bake: 25 mins

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup dried currants
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange juice
Directions
  1. Turn the pizza dough out onto a work surface; cut off and reserve one-quarter of the dough, then halve the remaining dough. Press one half evenly into a greased 9- to 10-inch cast-iron skillet.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt; toss with the pecans and currants. Sprinkle half of the nut mixture on the dough in the pan, leaving a 1/2-inch border; dot with 1 1/2 tablespoons butter. Shape the smaller piece of reserved dough into a 9- to 10-inch round and place on top of the filling. Sprinkle with the remaining nut mixture and dot with another 1 1/2 tablespoons butter. Shape the remaining dough into a 10-inch round and place on top, pressing around the edge to seal the layers. Cover with a kitchen towel and let stand until doubled in size, about 25 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and brush over the top crust. In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle on top. Cut a few vents in the top crust and bake until golden, about 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 30 minutes.
  4. Stir together the confectioners' sugar, milk, orange juice and a pinch of salt, then drizzle on top.
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