Transform Apple Pie into a delicious monkey bread that you can eat with your fingers! Adding a fresh apple chunky mixture to cinnamon and sugar bread creates a perfect pull-apart dessert. Great as a breakfast for overnight guests or just a decadent snack. You'll never want another monkey bread recipe again!
The scorching heat from the weekend did not align with the fact that it is FALL. It's fall, you guys! My favorite weather and food season. There's so much to enjoy that I become frantic trying to take it all in. The smells (outside and inside), the crispness in the air, the sweatshirts, the colorful leaves swirling around the streets, the apples. I am so freakishly in love with apple recipes that I'm considering seeking therapy.
My boys and I ventured out to a new apple orchard yesterday even though it felt like we should be going to a water park. Our loot is sitting directly in front of me and I'm having a hard time controlling myself. Tomorrow my apple peeler will be smokin' and I'm excited to share my upcoming apple recipes with you! In the meantime, you are going to LOVE this Apple Pie Monkey Bread.
This isn't a can of apple pie filling type of recipe. Fresh, tender apples are baked into a sweet bread. If you love Monkey Bread, this may become your new favorite version, too. I let my boys dip into this bread after school on Friday and OHMYGOSH they immediately turned into zombies feasting on.. uhh, you get the point.
HOW TO MAKE APPLE PIE MONKEY BREAD WITH BISCUITS
Let your fingers pick up a bite sized pieces of this amazing moist sweet bread that boasts apple pieces and is bursting with flavor!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12-cup bundt pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large resealable bag, combine the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the biscuit pieces, seal the bag and shake until they are completely coated with the sugar mixture.
Place chopped apples in a large bowl, along with lemon juice. Toss to coat apples completely. Add the brown sugar and stir until it is absorbed by the apples.
Layer the bottom part of the prepared pan with half of the apple mixture. Top with half of the biscuits and repeat with remaining apples and biscuits. Pour the melted butter evenly over the top.
Place pan onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until dough is cooked through in the centers (check at the 40-minute mark). Remove from the oven and cover with foil. Let sit for 10 minutes. Remove foil and invert onto a serving platter. Serve warm!
RECIPE TIPS: MAKE THIS EASY MONKEY BREAD RECIPE THE BEST!
For a finishing touch on your plated dessert, sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar over your serving.
Drizzling Salted Caramel Sauce over the top is another great way to up your monkey bread game!
This is the perfect recipe to make for brunch or for guests who are staying overnight. It is also just a plain ol' good dessert or anytime snack. It's like Apple Pie in your fingertips!
WHAT IS MONKEY BREAD
Monkey bread is a bunch of balls of dough being baked together with sugars and butter. During baking, the dough balls adhere together making it possible to pull pieces away by using your fingers. The term "monkey bread" comes from being a finger food, the same way monkeys eat their food.
HOW TO MAKE MONKEY BREAD WITHOUT A BUNDT PAN
The rounded corners of the bundt pan will allow for uniform baking, but if you don't have a bundt pan a tube pan or angel food cake pan will work. If you don't have any of these pans, a 9x9 or 9x13 pan will work, too! Place the dough as evenly as possible in a layer in the pan and start checking for signs that the bread is done when it has been in the oven for 30 minutes.
Here's another little trick. If you have a spring form pan (typically used to bake cheesecake) or a large round cake pan (9 inches), place an empty can in the center, surround it with the dough and bake!
BEST APPLES FOR BAKING
I recommend using a variety of apples and at the very least, use two kinds: one sweet and one tart. My favorite combination of apples is Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples.
Sweet/Softer Apple Brands
Tart (or a little Sour) Apple Brands
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