Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Surprise Monkey Bread

Cook time: 45 Min Difficulty: EASY Prep time: 25 Min Serves: 12 Ingredients - 1 cup packed brown sugar - 1/2 cup butter, cubed - 2 tubes- 10 count refrigerated buttermilk flaky biscuits - 1/2 cup white sugar - 1 (8 oz) cream cheese cut into 20 cubes - 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon - 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Directions 1. Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat brown sugar and butter on high for 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved; set aside. Flatten each biscuit into a 3-in. circle. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle a heaping 1/2 teaspoon in the center of each biscuit. Top with a cream cheese cube. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal tightly. Sprinkle 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts (if desired) into a 10-in fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray. Layer in order with half of the biscuits, 1/2 brown sugar and butter mixture and 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans. Repeat layers. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately invert onto a serving platter. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1 loaf (12 servings) Recipe by Lisa Allen

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