Cin's Cream Cheese-Caramel Bites...'aka' Cin's Pull Aparts
We used to make our own buttermilk biscuit dough back then, or, sourdough biscuit dough to make them with.
But after discovering the canned refrigerator biscuits I quickly learned they made making these a lot easier.
They are popular again in a variety of names...from Monkey Bread to Gorilla Bread....but back then, they started out life as ''Pull Aparts''!!!!!
Before I started putting Cream Cheese in the middle I used to just call these 'Cin's Pull Aparts'.
BUT...after I started adding the Cream Cheese to them I changed the name to "Cin's Cream Cheese-Caramel Bites''.
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- 2 can(s)
- large grands buttermilk biscuits
- (8oz pkg) cream cheese
- 1 c
- splenda (you can use sugar if you are allowed)
- 1 1/4 c
- brown sugar splenda (again you can use regular br. sugar)
- 2 Tbsp
- 1 tsp
- 1 1/2 stick
- butter (melted with 1/2 t pure vanilla added)
- 2 c
- pecan pieces
- 1/3-to-1/2 cup heavy cream
1Preheat oven to 350dF
Spray a 9X13-inch cake pan with Pam (or some kind of non-stick cooking spray)
2Melt the butter and vanilla in a pie plate or bowl for dredging.
In another pie plate or bowl mix together both sugars (white and brown) with the cinnamon and nutmeg.
3Cut each refrigerated biscuits into 4 quarters. Take a small amount of cream cheese on the end of a knife and place some cream cheese in the middle of each of the biscuit quarter. Fold or roll the biscuit quarter around the cream cheese then dredge thru the melted vanilla-butter; then roll it in the sugar mixture to coat
4Start layering the coated biscuits bites in the cake pan (covering bottom of pan first). When you have about 1/2 of them in the pan, sprinkle some of the sugar mixture and pecan pieces over the top....then continue until all are coated and added in the pan.
Sprinkle some more of the sugar mixture and nuts over the top again and place cake pan in oven to bake at 350dF for 30 to 38 minutes (or until done).
5When biscuits bites are just about finished baking make a Caramel Glaze.
Place what's left of the sugar mixture, melted vanilla-butter, cream cheese and nuts into a saucepan.
Bring to a boil. Just after it comes to a boil, turn heat down to a simmer, add the heavy cream and stir until thickened, but will still drizzle.
6Remove pan of biscuit bites from oven when they are finished baking.
Then drizzle the Caramel Glaze all over the top.
If you like more nuts, sprinkle a few more pecan pieces on top.
7NOTE: If you didn't have enough of the ingredients left to make enough glaze, just add a little more of each ingredient to your saucepan to ensure you have enough.
I do not measure, I eyeball most everything......therefore my measurements on the ingredients above are approximate.