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Surprise Monkey Bread Recipe

Surprise Monkey Bread Recipe

When my neighbor hosts brunch, she always asks that I make this treat. I also make a savory version with garlic and cheese for dinner. —Lois Rutherford, Elkton, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tubes (12 ounces each) refrigerated flaky buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cut into 20 cubes
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat brown sugar and butter on high for 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved; set aside.
  • 2. Flatten each biscuit into a 3-in. circle. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon in the center of each biscuit. Top with a cream cheese cube. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal tightly.
  • 3. Sprinkle 1/2 cup walnuts into a 10-in. fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray. Layer with half of the biscuits, cinnamon-sugar and butter mixture and 1/2 cup walnuts. Repeat layers.
  • 4. 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 Note


Test Kitchen Tips

  • Halve the amount of cream cheese and add 1 teaspoon of your favorite jam to each biscuit for a fun, brunchworthy take on Danish.
  • No fluted tube pan? No problem! This works in a 13x9 pan as well.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 slice: 467 calories, 24g fat (10g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 625mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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    rubyflash
    Reviewed Jan. 10, 2018

    "This is a very confusing recipe. You have 16 biscuits, but it says to cut the cream cheese into 20 cubes. It's good though."

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    Luvs2Cook14
    Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

    "My whole family loved this bread. It was so hard to walk away from it!"

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    IslandWife
    Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

    "My hubby and daughter both said these were delicious! I made homemade biscuits, but otherwise made as directed. Thanks for sharing!"

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    hamhock32
    Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

    "Everybody loved this one. Want it again soon!"

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    marciekaygreen
    Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

    "I have been making this for ages. Came from one of Paula Deen's cookbooks and was called Gorilla bread (according to Paula it kicks monkey bread's butt.)"

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    reremcf
    Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

    "Absolutely LOVE this bread - for breakfast, as dessert - anytime! It is scrumptious!"

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    pajamaangel
    Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

    "Sinfully delicous!"

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    JeanGeair
    Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

    "I made this for my husband coffee group. The men didn't leave me a crumb. One of the guys said this is the best recipe yet. I always made them "monkey bread""

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    norgrl
    Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

    "Made this for a family brunch, and everyone all 25 family members loved it."

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    smerkner
    Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

    "Delicious and easy! I made this Saturday night and refrigerated it overnight until I baked it Sunday morning, and it turned out great. But remember (as I did NOT) that if your cake pan has a dark interior finish, set your oven 25 degrees cooler."

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