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Apple-Cream Cheese Monkey Breads

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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This recipe mash-up is as simple as it is fun--monkey bread and a Danish, all-in-one, and in mini size.

Ingredients

1/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3
oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2
teaspoons milk
1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls (8 rolls)
3/4
cup canned apple pie filling, chopped

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of the sugar and the cinnamon; set aside. In another small bowl, mix cream cheese, remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and the milk.
  • 3 Unroll crescent dough onto work surface; press perforations to seal. Cut dough into 8 squares. Cut each of the 8 squares into 5 rows by 4 rows to make 20 mini squares each.
  • 4 Add 20 squares of crescent dough to bottoms and halfway up sides of muffin cups.
  • 5 Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar on top of crescent dough in each. Layer with about 2 teaspoons cream cheese mixture, a rounded tablespoon of pie filling, and top with another 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • 6 Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of the sugar and the cinnamon; set aside. In another small bowl, mix cream cheese, remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and the milk.
  • 3 Unroll crescent dough onto work surface; press perforations to seal. Cut dough into 8 squares. Cut each of the 8 squares into 5 rows by 4 rows to make 20 mini squares each.
  • 4 Add 20 squares of crescent dough to bottoms and halfway up sides of muffin cups.
  • 5 Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar on top of crescent dough in each. Layer with about 2 teaspoons cream cheese mixture, a rounded tablespoon of pie filling, and top with another 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • 6 Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

To chop apple pie filling before using in recipe: measure apple pie filling, spoon onto cutting board, and chop apple slices using sharp knife.

For easier cutting, use a pizza cutter to cut dough into strips and squares.

Slide a small metal spatula or knife around edges of baked monkey breads for easier removal from pan.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
16g
16%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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