Friday, October 22, 2010

An Apple a Day - Monkey Bread WITH Apples!

Sometimes the best way to use an apple is to add it to a pre-existing recipe. Last night I had risotto with smoked bacon and apple slices at Vespa with my boyfriend. It was heavenly!

So, I took the idea of adding an apple to a dish for the next An Apple a Day Recipe.
***Calling all food bloggers: if you have a recent apple dessert post, send my way. I will be concluding An Apple a Day with a post including links to blogs. erika8cookies@gmail.com***

My much loved Monkey Bread got some apple love.
I used a Granny Smith apple that I picked from Terhune Orchards. I think I only have 8 apples left now...
Monkey Bread (aka Pull Apart Rolls) WITH APPLES (adapted from Mom's Best Recipes cookbook)

2 cans of biscuits (I prefer the extra buttery and fluffy ones)
1 C sugar
2 t cinnamon
1+ chopped apple (I used Granny Smith)
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 C brown sugar
1 t cinnamon

Generously grease tube pan with Crisco. In paper bag, put sugar and 2 t cinnamon. Using 1 can at a time, cut biscuits into quarters. Place in paper bag and shake to coat. Place in tube pan, sprinkling apple pieces over each layer except last one.
 
(Second Part)
Boil together butter, brown sugar, and 1 t cinnamon. Pour mixture over biscuits. Bake 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before inverting. Let guests pull apart.
Bake well and prosper!

8 comments:

  1. I love this idea! I like monkey bread, but it can be a little sweet sometimes and by adding some Granny smith apples to the mix it adds a little contrast! Awesome! :o)

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  2. I love monkey bread and adding the apple to it sounds like the best idea ever :) I have an apple crisp and apple muffin on my blog right now... www.bakingserendipity.blogspot.com.

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  3. Great idea to add apples to monkey bread! A perfect combination.

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  4. I loooove monkey bread...I can only imagine how delicious it is with apples! It sounds like a perfect fall breakfast :)

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  5. Thanks everyone. My coworkers go crazy when I make monkey bread for them! :)

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