Cream Cheese-Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Prep Time: 25 min
Total Time: 1 hr 30 min
Servings: 12

Make monkey bread with cinnamon rolls for a treat that's 3-ingredient easy.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (250 g) cream cheese
  • 2 cans (5 count each) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Supreme refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls with Icing
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces

Method

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. Cut block of cream cheese into 24 equal-sized cubes. (Start by first halving block so that you have 2 thin pieces, and then cut each thin half into 12 equal squares.)
  3. Set aside icing from cinnamon rolls. Separate each can of dough into 5 rolls; unroll each roll, and cut each in half.
  4. Take a section of dough and fold it over so you have a rectangle shape that is 1 layer of dough thick. Place a square of cream cheese in the dough; fold over the dough, and gently crimp it around the cream cheese. Repeat with remaining dough pieces.
  5. Place cream cheese-filled dough balls in pan. Place butter pieces on top.
  6. 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.
  7. Drizzle reserved icing over top of bread, allowing some to drizzle down side. Pull apart to serve; serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Although monkey bread is best served fresh and warm, it can be reheated the next day in a 200°F oven or in the microwave.
  • For an even sweeter monkey bread, roll each square of cream cheese in brown sugar before rolling into dough.