Stuffed Apple Cinnamon Sticks

My obsession with pizza dough continues with these Stuffed Apple Cinnamon Sticks . Sticks that are filled with apples that have been cooked in butter, cinnamon and brown sugar.Stuffed Apple Cinnamon Sticks | | #pizza #dessert #apples #fall

For all of my apple fans this one is for you! #teamapple If you remember a couple of weeks ago I made some simple apple compote. Well since then I have been adding it to every thing. One thing I did want to do was combined it with pizza dough somehow. I know I am obsessed. We do a lot of pizza so I need to mix up some how! Keeps the family on their toes!Stuffed Apple Cinnamon Sticks | | #pizza #dessert #apples #fall

Well I didn’t want to do a traditional apple pizza, so I tried to figure out a way to make it a little different. To be sure about how I wanted to present these to you I made these twice. One time without the apple compote stuffed inside and once with it stuffed inside. As you can see, you know which one was the winner, right? I decided to go with the long version on these when it came to the yeast. I used active dry yeast and allowed my dough to rise for 4 hours or more to make sure I got a really nice puffy cinnamon sticks collage

It may take a little extra effort but it is so worth it to actually stuff the compote right inside your sticks. Cook them up and you MUST add the compote on top as well. This just takes these over the edge and makes a fabulous dessert. ENJOY!Stuffed Apple Cinnamon Sticks | | #pizza #dessert #apples #fall

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Stuffed Apple Cinnamon Sticks
Recipe type: pizza, dessert
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Serves: 6
Apple cinnamon sticks made from pizza dough and stuffed with apple compote!
  • 3 cups apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • One ¼ oz. packet (7g) or 2+1/4 tsp of active dry yeast (I used Fleischmann's)
  • 1⅓ cup water, warm
  • 3 to 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  2. On medium heat, using a medium size pot melt your butter.
  3. Add brown sugar and stir till the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Add cinnamon and apples.
  5. Let the mixture simmer for 15 minutes or until apples are soft.
  6. Set aside and allow to cool while you work on your dough.
  8. In mixing bowl add yeast and water. Using whisk mix them together. Rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Using your dough hook add 2 cups flour and mix on low.
  10. Add oil and salt and continue to mix.
  11. Add the remaining flour a ½ cup at a time till all is incorporated.
  12. Dust counter top with flour and dump ball out of the mixing bowl.
  13. With flour covered hands work the dough till you have a nice smooth ball.
  14. Spray large bowl with cooking spray and add dough. Cover and allow to rise for 4 hours.
  15. Preheat oven to 400 F. Prepare two 16" round pizza pans with parchment paper.
  16. Divide dough in half.
  17. Dust counter top with flour and with one half of your pizza ball roll out into a rectangle 1" thick. Short end running horizontally, long side running vertical.
  18. Using pizza cutter, divide rectangle into 7 even sticks by cutting horizontally.
  19. Distribute evenly 1 tablespoon of the apple compote filling onto each stick. Lightly press the apples into the sticks
  20. Fold each stick over from left side to right side.
  21. With each stick press all sides down so there are no openings.
  22. Starting with your first stick, pick up and twist it a few times to get a nice spiral shape, careful not to lose any filling.
  23. Place on pizza pan. Repeat with the remaining sticks.
  24. With second half of dough, repeat steps.
  25. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.
  26. Spoon apple compote filling to the top of each one and serve warm. ENJOY!

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    • Nancy P. says

      You are too sweet Erin!! Thanks so much! I make dough once a week and now can do it blindfolded if I had to so it was super quick for me!

  1. says

    Nancy, that is so smart and creative and delicious and I want it! 😀 Thanks for the link love, my friend!
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    Mmmm, these are just killing me!! I want!! 🙂
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  3. says

    These look so delicious. What a good way to use up some extra pizza dough. I’m going to try making these with whole wheat flour since it’s my recent goal to cut out refined sugar and white flour. I’m eager to see how they turn out. Thanks for your recipe. Would you be willing to share this post and any of your other great ones at our Making Monday link party? We would love it and think our readers will, too. Thanks. Have a fantastic week.

  4. MaryB says

    These look fabulous and something different than the usual apple fritter type sweet roll. Love using pizza dough! I’m not sure what step #17 is referring to with the 1″ rectangle but your lovely photos make the process clear. Thank you!

    • Nancy P. says

      You are right Mary, that should say roll the dough out into a rectangle that is 1″ thick! Thanks!


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