The Front Runner – Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

We didn’t really think The Front Runner was a great movie, but couldn’t resist the recipe tie in.  Monkey Business was the name of the boat that all the hanky panky between Hart & Rice supposedly took place.  This recipe for Monkey Bread is the perfect tie in.  Enjoy!

AuthorTheGBYCategory, , , , DifficultyBeginner

Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread - The GBY

Yields12 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

 3 Pillsbury Flaky Cinnamon Rolls, cans
 1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled, chopped
 ½ cup Sugar
 1 ½ tsp Cinnamon
 ¼ cup Butter, melted

1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening or cooking spray.

2

Set aside icing tubs from cinnamon rolls. Separate each can of dough into 8 rolls; cut into quarters.

3

Place apple in small bowl. In another small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Add 1/4 cup sugar mixture to apple; toss to coat. Sprinkle half of apple pieces in pan. Roll half of dough pieces in sugar mixture; place on apples in pan.

4

Sprinkle with remaining apple pieces. Roll remaining dough pieces in sugar mixture; place on apples. Pour melted butter over top.

5

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown across top. Cool 10 minutes; run knife around edge of pan to loosen. Place heatproof serving plate over pan and turn over; remove pan. Cool 10 minutes longer.

6

Drizzle reserved icing over top of bread, allowing some to drizzle down sides. Pull apart to serve; serve warm.

Ingredients

 3 Pillsbury Flaky Cinnamon Rolls, cans
 1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled, chopped
 ½ cup Sugar
 1 ½ tsp Cinnamon
 ¼ cup Butter, melted

Directions

1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening or cooking spray.

2

Set aside icing tubs from cinnamon rolls. Separate each can of dough into 8 rolls; cut into quarters.

3

Place apple in small bowl. In another small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Add 1/4 cup sugar mixture to apple; toss to coat. Sprinkle half of apple pieces in pan. Roll half of dough pieces in sugar mixture; place on apples in pan.

4

Sprinkle with remaining apple pieces. Roll remaining dough pieces in sugar mixture; place on apples. Pour melted butter over top.

5

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown across top. Cool 10 minutes; run knife around edge of pan to loosen. Place heatproof serving plate over pan and turn over; remove pan. Cool 10 minutes longer.

6

Drizzle reserved icing over top of bread, allowing some to drizzle down sides. Pull apart to serve; serve warm.

Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

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