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Orange Dream Pull-Apart Bread

My baking therapy is to make treats for friends and co-workers. This pull-apart bread makes everyone smile as they face a busy day. —Vickie Friday Martin, Scroggins, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 2 tubes (7-1/2 ounces each) small refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (10 count)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Cut cream cheese into 20 pieces. Using a small knife, cut a horizontal pocket into the side of each biscuit; fill each with a piece of cream cheese. Pinch opening to seal.
  • In a shallow bowl, mix brown sugar, pecans and orange zest. Dip biscuits in melted butter; roll in brown sugar mixture. Stand biscuits on their side in a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  • Bake until golden brown, 35-40 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
2 filled biscuits: 444 calories, 30g fat (12g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 612mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


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  • Diane
    Jul 24, 2020

    Great! I used chopped walnuts cause that's all I had. Next time I will roll the cream cheese in some of the nut and sugar mix before filling the biscuits with it. I would definitely make this again.

  • Ceege
    May 4, 2019

    @ rodricat....a simple solution......if they start to get too brown, simply lay a piece of foil loosely over the top of pan and continute to bake until completely done inn center. We found this recipe to be fairly simple to make and all enjoyed.

  • LindaS_WI
    Apr 12, 2018

    My grandkids loved this one. I made it in the morning for breakfast and then we snacked on it all day long. I could see serving this for dessert as well.

  • rodricat
    Jul 13, 2016

    Simple, easy to follow recipe and pretty presentation. However, the outside of the biscuits cooked faster than the inside even though all ingredients were at room temperature when I prepared them. They were very undercooked in the center, pudgy and gooey.