Sunday, September 11, 2011

Gorilla Bread

Recipe courtesy of Paula Dean, Modified
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1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
2 (7 1/2-ounce) cans refrigerated biscuits (10 count each)
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 8X8 dish with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the nuts into the bottom of the baking dish.  Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over low heat, stirring well; set aside.

Cut the cream cheese into 20 equal cubes. Press the biscuits out with your fingers and sprinkle each with the cinnamon sugar. Place a cube of cream cheese in the center of each biscuit, wrapping and sealing the dough around the cream cheese. Roll the ball in the cinnamon sugar.

Place the prepared biscuits in a single layer in the baking dish. Sprinkle with a light dusting of the cinnamon sugar (you won't use it all), pour the melted butter mixture over the biscuits, and sprinkle on the remaining nuts. Bake for 30 minutes, or until rolls (especially in the middle) are baked through. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Place a plate on top and invert.