There’s a lot of things to love about Fall, even though it’s one of saddest times of the year for me. The one thing that keeps me going through the debilitating sadness is my love for Fall baking. The apples, the pumpkins, spices, all of it. I just adore taking my kids to pumpkin patches, our local Apple Barn for fresh cider and baking all kinds of goodies at home. One of my favorites for a cool day is monkey bread. It’s a pretty versatile treat, one that is made even better with fruity flavors. While I like the banana monkey bread, I’m head over heels in LOVE with this apple pie monkey bread … in these cute little cups.
You can make these at home in about 30 minutes just by following the written recipe below. I’ve also included a handy visual recipe prep guide with steps in order from left to right and down.
This great recipe is even better served with a hot cup of Green Mountain Naturals® Hot Apple Cider. We all know how I adore my Keurig brewer and being able to brew a hot cup of cider just for myself makes me love it even more. This particular K-Cup pack being part of the Naturals line contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives – just honest apple goodness with a hint of brown sugar and just a touch of cinnamon. You can learn more about Green Mountain Naturals® on Facebook or on Twitter at @GrnMtnNaturals.
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- 2 cans buttermilk biscuits (non-flaky)
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon McCormick Apple Pie spice
- 1 gallon plastic bag
- 2 sticks butter (Land O Lakes salted preferred)
- ½ cup light or golden brown sugar
- 3 honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 cup of hot brewed apple cider
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cut the biscuits into 9 equal pieces and set aside.
- Fill the plastic bag with sugar and apple pie spice, shake to incorporate.
- Add the biscuit pieces to the bag and shake well, until all pieces are covered in the mixture. Set aside.
- Over medium-high heat, melt the butter and brown sugar until incorporated. Add the apples and simmer over medium heat for 5 - 10 minutes, just until slightly tender.
- Line two cupcake baking pans with paper liners and drop 5-6 biscuit pieces into each cup.
- Spoon the warm apple mixture over each cup and bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
- Optionally, mix 6 teaspoons of the hot apple cider with the powdered sugar and whisk until smooth. Drizzle over the monkey bread cups and serve warm.
I was provided with a sample of apple cider portion packs as part of the Green Mountain Ambassador program. Opinions expressed are based on my own personal experiences.