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Apple Pie Monkey Bread Recipe – Yes it is as GOOD as it sounds!

The perfect combination of apples, cinnamon, and tender biscuit pieces, Apple Pie Monkey Bread makes the perfect fall breakfast recipe for the whole family!

Yes it is every it as good as it sounds! Apple Pie Monkey Bread Recipe

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There is not many things I can remember really loving to eat as far back as I have loved apple pie.  It has been one of my absolute favorite indulgences since I was just a tiny kid.  These days I have been having some major apple pie cravings.  Maybe it is being 35 weeks pregnant or maybe it is my wishful thinking that the weather will finally cool off and fall will move in but either way it has been on my mind in a major way!

Since I in no way have the time or energy to make a pie right now, and as hard as I wish it Costco will not start selling them {only pumpkin on the shelf, boo!} I was left with the lingering craving and nothing to cure the itch.  After my last trip to the store where I scored a great deal on Pillsbury biscuits, I started to get an idea.  All humility aside, it was a wonderful idea….  What if I took all that apple pie goodness and threw it in as the rich and delicious filling for some monkey bread.

Apple Pie Monkey Bread recipe... every bit as delicious as it sounds!

So we made it.  And we loved it.  And now I and sharing it with you.  When I was growing up there were two types of apple pies we would make.  Very occasionally we would make one completely from scratch, but most often we would make kind of a “cheaters” version, where we made the crust from scratch but as a brilliant little short cut we used canned apples that were doctored up with my mom’s secret spice blend to make it taste just as good as homemade.

I took an adapted version of those spiced up apples and combined it with the biscuits, baked it and topped with some cinnamon glaze and it happened.  Apple pie monkey bread.  Y-U-M.

I think I died and went to heaven... Apple Pie Monkey Bread recipe. This is so easy!

All the great taste of apple pie in minutes.  It also makes a heck of an excuse to eat apple pie for breakfast!  Here is what you do:  Take a full can of apples and dump it in a bowl.  Use a knife to run through the apples until they are in small bite sized pieces then, mix in the spices.  Then cut your biscuits into small pieces.  You will want to use the small biscuits for this recipe, not the big ones or the grands but the smallest ones they make.  I bought mine in a 4 pack and used 3 cans which worked out really well for this recipe.  I cut each biscuit into quarters, but really to me the smaller the better so the apple mixture can get into every nook and cranny!

 Only one bowl and a few ingredients to make apple pie monkey bread! This might be the perfect fall breakfast recipe!

Mix the cut biscuits into the apple mixture, making sure to mix everything really well so the apple mixture is coating everything.  Spray a bundt pan generously with cooking spray and then pour the biscuit and apple mixture into the pan.  Bake at 350˚F for 40-50 minutes or until the bread is baked through.  Once you remove from the oven invert the pan onto a plate while it is still hot so that all that gooey goodness doesn’t stick to the pan.

Apple pie monkey bread. This is a great idea!

Whip up a quick cinnamon glaze with powdered sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and a little milk.  Drizzle it over the top and then just pull of chunks of the gooey, cinnamony, appley, goodness and enjoy!

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Apple Pie Monkey Bread. This sounds like a great excuse to eat apple pie for breakfast!!

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Apple Pie Monkey Bread
  • 3 cans {7.5 oz/10 count} homestyle Pillsbury biscuits
  • 1 20 oz can sliced apple pie filling
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 4-8 tablespoons milk
  1. In a large bowl, pour the apple filling in and use a knife to run through the mixture until the apples are all cut into small bite sized pieces.
  2. Mix the pie filling with the sugars, flour, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and butter.
  3. Cut the biscuits into quarters or smaller.
  4. Mix the biscuits into the apple mixture and stir well to coat.
  5. Spray a bundt pan generously with cooking spray and then pour the mixture into the pan.
  6. Bake at 350?F for 40-50 minutes or until the bread is cooked through.
  7. Remove from the oven and while it is still hot invert the pan and remove the monkey bread to prevent sticking.
  8. Make the glaze by mixing the sugar and cinnamon. Add the vanilla and then mix in milk until the glaze reaches the desired consistency.
  9. Drizzle the glaze over the top of the monkey bread.
  10. Serve warm. Enjoy!

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  1. says

    This looks delicious, and so much easier than traditional monkey bread where you have to roll each bit of biscuit in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. I think I’ll give this a try for my daughter’s bible study group.

  2. Lynn says

    Mine is in the oven now. I bought the Grands biscuits. I only used 2 cans since they’re bigger. I cut them up into tiny chunks. But it’s still taking much longer to cook. I tasted it and it tastes YUMMY! But be prepared if you DON’T read the directions completely through before shopping like I did. :-)

    • Sarah says

      Do you remember how long it took to cook? I made the same mistake and after the recommended cook time, they still seem doughy.

  3. Amy says

    Made this today for a brunch date. It was awful sorry to say. The biscuits were an overpowering taste! Barely tasted the apples at all. Greased up a bundt pan w/Crisco. The whole thing stuck to the pan & I ended up having to throw it in clumps into a bowl & mix the glaze throughout it. Needless to say I brought home 98% of it. How embarrassing! I’m bringing it to work tomorrow. They’ll eat anything. This truly was a big fat disappointment!!!

  4. Susan says

    Hi I’m fro Aust. are the biscuits used in this recipe actual cooked biscuits or canned biscuit doe…….we don’t have canned biscuit doe so can we use already cooked biscuits?

  5. Nicola says

    Hi. Can you tell me exactly what ‘biscuits’ are? Im from the UK and the biscuits we have are like cookies. They arent dough like.

    • Ida says

      You can make your own biscuits: Here’s a recipe to try.
      Sour Cream Biscuits
      Biscuits can be made with sour cream instead of buttermilk. These biscuits are moist with sour cream and yet are still tall and light.
      Sour cream is acidic like buttermilk and will react with baking soda. Unlike buttermilk, sour cream is high in fat and in this recipe, is used in place of shortening or butter. Because there is not enough baking soda to completely neutralize the sour cream, the biscuits still have a touch of tang.
      3 cups pastry flour
      3 teaspoons baking powder
      1/2 teaspoon baking soda
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      2 tablespoons sugar
      1/2 cup cold sour cream
      1 1/3 cup milk
      Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
      In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
      Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the sour cream until the mixture forms coarse pieces.
      Add the milk and stir the mixture with a fork until most of the dry ingredients have been moistened. Turn the ingredients onto the counter and knead and fold until the dough is formed. Do not knead longer than necessary.
      Roll or pat the dough to about 3/4-inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on a greased baking sheet with the edges touching.
      Bake for about 16 minutes or until the tops are just golden brown and biscuits sound hollow when gently tapped. Serve warm.
      Yield: 15 large biscuits

  6. Paige Turner says

    After cutting the dough into chunks, roll them in a plate of cinnamon sugar before tossing in the apple mixture for added flavor.

  7. Chuck W. says

    Just made this for breakfast and was gone by lunch. Definitely use the smallest biscuits. I used Great Value biscuits in a 4 pack. Used 2 but will try 3 next time.


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