1 package (3.5 ounce size) cook and serve butterscotch pudding mix, not instant 3/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans 1/2 cup butter, melted 3 tubes (8 count size) refrigerated biscuits
In plastic bowl with tight fitting lid, combine pudding mix, sugar, cinnamon and pecans.
Pour butter into shallow bowl. Cut biscuits into quarters. Dip several pieces into butter, then place in a bowl with dry ingredients, replace lid and shake.
Start lining a 10" greased Bundt pan with coated biscuit pieces. Continue doing in batches until they are all piled on top of each other in Bundt pan. You may need to melt a little more butter to finish up biscuit pieces.
Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven 30 to 35 minutes, they should be golden brown. Cool in pan 30 minutes. Place large cake like dish over Bundt pan and invert. Before lifting pan off monkey bread, tap bottom of pan good all over the bottom. Lift gently off.
I've made this exactly as the recipe instructs about 4 times now and it's been perfect each and every time. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants fantastic monkey bread.
Aug 15, 2011
I use this recipe all the time, you do need to figure out how to coat the biscuit pieces and shake off excess pudding/sugar/spice ingredients to make sure that you have enough. After that, I find this recipe quick, inexpensive and wonderfully received, whether it's just for the family or for guests. It's the best tasting monkey bread I've ever had. I'd encourage those who may not have maneuvered the coating process quite right the first time to try again. The tablespoon of cinnamon does mix very nicely with the butterscotch flavor, at least for my taste. Make sure that you use cook and serve pudding, not instant. I also use Pam for baking to coat the pan...it has flour in it and helps the ring of monkey bread come out of the pan more easily. I love it! So much so that I have to make sure that I don't make it too often. Play with the coating process until you find your own rhythm...then enjoy!
Mar 21, 2009
Recipe sounded good in theory. Proportions on ingredients and cooking time seemed way off. A tablespoon of cinnamon is overwhelming in flavor. I did not have enough of the sugar mixture to coat all the pieces of the bread and I had to stop assemblage mid-way to mix up more. Also the cooking time was not long enough. The bread was still raw and mushy in the middle of the loaf. Not so impressive for a Sunday Brunch. I was embarrassed and disappointed.