The Pretzel Burger Bun

The Pretzel Burger Bun
Staff Writer

PR Newswire - Newscom

Wendy’s unveiled its Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger this summer in the hopes of creating a frenzy — and they succeeded. Their new burger is a reincarnation of their "Hot ‘N Juicy" cheeseburger with a honey mustard sauce, Cheddar cheese, and applewood-smoked bacon, nestled in the middle of a warm artisanal pretzel bun.

Other fast-food restaurants have launched pretzel bun sandwiches of their own, including Dunkin’ Donuts’ Pretzel Roll Roast Beef Sandwich, Sonic’s Pretzel Dogs, and Ruby Tuesday’s full menu of Pretzel Burgers. The variations are endless, so we've given you a start with a pretzel bun recipe.

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Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, with the rack placed in the middle.

In the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, add 1 cup 110 degree water, yeast, and sugar. Stir, and let rest 5-10 minutes until foamy.

Meanwhile, combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.

Add the flour mixture to the yeast mixture, and stir with the dough hook on low until the dough begins the form. Increase the speed to medium, and mix until the dough is elastic and smooth, around 8 minutes.

Form the dough into a ball, and coat with oil. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and let rest on your counter until doubled in size, 30 to 35 minutes. Line a baking sheet with foil, and grease the pan generously with butter or cooking spray.

Knead the dough, then turn out onto a floured surface. Continue to knead until the dough is smooth and springs back when poked, about 1 minute. Divide into 4 pieces and form into 5-inch rolls. Cover with a damp towel and let rise again in a warm place until almost doubled in size, 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat.

Stir the baking soda into the boiling water. Add 2 rolls and poach 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the rolls, drain and place on the baking sheet. Brush them evenly with the egg white mixture and sprinkle with kosher salt. Cut 4 small diagonal slashes across the top of each with a serrated knife.

Bake the rolls until golden, 12 to 15 minutes, turning the tray midway to ensure even browning.


Calories per serving:

371 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 5g 7%
  • Carbs 70g 23%
  • Saturated 0g 2%
  • Fiber 3g 13%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 3g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 11g 22%
  • Sodium 5,561mg 232%
  • Calcium 15mg 1%
  • Magnesium 21mg 5%
  • Potassium 134mg 4%
  • Iron 4mg 23%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 113mg 16%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 67%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 34%
  • Niacin (B3) 6mg 31%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 4%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 228µg 57%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 0%
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