The very first time I heard of Monkey Bread was back in the late 70's. My BFF from high school was visiting town and she made it for some of us. I have to say....deee-lish! And so easy. My friend and I loved to go to "new and exciting places" as we put it. I think the most exciting place we went to was the restaurant on the top floor of a department store in Tucson and we'd order Grasshopper Pie. So good! I like to think we've evolved a bit more and have expanded our horizons and now go to better "new and exciting places". Good friends are hard to find and I'm proud to that say Crystal and I are still buddies! You should try this Monkey Bread. I bet it would taste better with a friend.
Crystal's Cream Cheese
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 8-ounce pack cream cheese
3 cans biscuit dough
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter ~ melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans ~ optional
Spray a fluted bundt pan with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together the melted butter and brown sugar. And the pecans, if using.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
Working with one can of dough at a time, cut each biscuit in half.
Stretch it out a little bit.
Place about 1 teaspoon or so of cream cheese onto the biscuit.
Sprinkle with some cinnamon/sugar.
Close the biscuit around the filling, pinching to close.
Place into the bundt pan, seam side down.
with all ingredients, working your way around the pan then layering.
(The biscuit balls will be about halfway up the sides of the pan.)
Bake for 30 - 35 minutes until nicely browned and done in the middle.
Remove from the oven and allow to stand for about 10 minutes.
Place a large plate or serving dish on top of the pan.
Holding the bottom of the pan with the plate firmly on top, quickly flip the Monkey Bread out of the pan onto the plate.
All the brown sugar goodness should trickle down into all the nooks and crannies of the bread.
Eat while still warm.
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