You know that monkey bread pull apart dessert that we have all made at some point in our lives? You know…..the canned biscuits that you slam against the corner of your counter? I hate those frickin things. They scare the crap out of me every time! You would NOT want to see me opening one of those cans of biscuits. I turn my head, squeeze my eyes tight, grit my teeth and scream. Whyyyyyyyyyy must they make them like that!
Anyway, I guess it’s all worth the trauma, because what you get is a yummy sweet treat! Now, normally the biscuit is cut into quarters, dredged, etc. But I like to fan them out so to speak. I think it looks nicer….something a little different. In one of the pictures below, you’ll see that I slightly flatted a biscuit, and cut it in half. I did one square pan and one round pan that way. I also did one round pie dish, where I left the biscuits whole and did not flatten them.
For the round dish with the whole biscuits. you can flip it all out onto a plate, so that all the good is on top. But I actually like the look of the top sides . If you want to transfer them to a pretty serving platter, go ahead and flip them out of the baking dish, but them flip them again on the pretty serving platter. You can always drizzle goo all over the top. You could even do a white icing drizzle and maybe place a few fresh cranberries on top to make it look really festive!
This is such an easy thing to make and pretty inexpensive too.
Buscuits, slightly flattened, cut in half….rectangular dish
biscuits, slightly flattened, cut in half……round dish
biscuits left whole, not flattened…..round baking dish
Easy Gooey Pull Aparts
For 9×11 rectangle baking dish:
3 – 4 cans biscuits (I used the Flaky layered kind)
For round pie plate, use
1 – 2 cans biscuits
Coating and goo:
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 stick of butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
Heat oven to 350.
Either flatten biscuits slightly and cut in half, or leave whole and not flattened.
In a bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar.
Coat each biscuit in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Lightly spray baking dish with non stick spray. Place biscuits in dish upright. Don’t pack them in.
In a sauce pan, melt the butter and stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a low boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool for a minute. Pour all over the biscuits.
Bake for 30 – 35 minutes. Allow to set for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a platter, or leave as is.
optional: Drizzle with extra goo or an icing of powdered sugar and milk. (To 1 cup of powdered sugar, add just a couple drops of milk and stir to thin consistency.)