Belle Oaks Inn Pecan Orange Bread

Michelle London Recipe

By Michelle London innkeeperchef

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As the innkeeper at Belle Oaks Inn in Texas, this was one of the first things I was taught to make by the owners. Their "signature" breakfast bread, it is always a huge hit with guests, and is deceptively simple!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
When you flip this moist, fluffy cake out of the pan and onto a plate, it just looks so pretty! And by the time I bit into my first bite, I had forgotten about the cream cheese filling hidden inside... talk about a nice surprise!


1 can(s)
Pillsbury Grands 8 ct. buttermilk biscuits
1 can(s)
Pillsbury Grands 5 ct. buttermilk biscuits
1 c
1 stick
unsalted butter, melted
2 small
1/2 c
confectioner's sugar
1/2 c
pecans, chopped
1 pkg
cream cheese
1 dash(es)
orange extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Spray a large bundt pan liberally with non-stick spray. Set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Pour sugar into small bowl. Zest both oranges and add to sugar. Mix to combine. Reserve oranges to juice for glaze.
Melt butter. Pour a small amount of butter into the bundt pan and spread 1/2 the pecans in the bottom.
Open the cans of biscuits. Taking one biscuit at a time, open each biscuit and insert 1 tsp. of cream cheese into the center. Press to seal. Dip the biscuit in butter and then dip in sugar-orange zest mixture, coating entire biscuit. Stand biscuit in bundt pan on its side. Repeat with remaining biscuits, creating a circle around the bundt pan.
Pour remaining butter over the biscuits and sprinkle remaining pecans on top.
Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, or until biscuits are puffed and golden.
Remove from oven and turn bread out from bundt pan onto desired serving platter.
Mix confectioner's sugar with the juice from the oranges to create a glaze. You may add a dash of orange extract if desired to intensify the orange flavor. Use as much juice as needed to create a glaze consistency you like. Drizzle glaze over bread while still warm.
Best when served warm, but can also be served at room temperature. Reheat in microwave for 30 seconds if desired.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Catherine Cantrell peepie22
Mar 31, 2014
This will be my next weekend sweet!! Thanks for sharing!
Deanna Middleton DeannaMid
Mar 17, 2014
I made this bread this morning and it was absolutely fantastic. Will definitely make it again and again. This will be my Christmas Morning breakfast this year! I did have to reduce the cooking time but wouldn't change a thing about it!
Joanne Courtot silver9886
Jan 28, 2014
Very simple recipe, easy to make. I have received nothing but raves when I make this for family and groups. Plus you can change flavors with apples/cinnamon or caramel, you name it. It just works well.
Annie Young Annie_Young
Dec 15, 2013
Michelle, I ususally don't do breakfast pastry, but this was so quick and easy to make
Dec 7, 2013 - Pat Duran shared this recipe with discussion group: Tea with Laura