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I have a weird little quirk. It’s something I have been trying to get over because it is so weird. I recognize this. It’s one of this things that, although odd and a little embarrassing when I have to explain to people that although their homemade dessert smells delicious, I can’t possibly fathom putting it in my mouth. And then chewing it. Heaven forbid.
But for you all, I will.
It’s apple week, right? And the beginning of September means apple picking. I love to do it. And nothing tastes as good as freshly picked apples. But here it is. Here’s my weirdo quirk that is going to make you scratch your head and go “huh?” I don’t like fruit in my food.
Say whaaa? That’s right folks. I don’t like FRUIT in my FOOD. Don’t mix it all together and call it a salad. Don’t sugar coat it and put it a crust. And for the love of all apples–DON’T BAKE MY FRUIT! Make it all squishy and weird? Nope. No thanks.
But because I can’t tell you to go pick an apple, take a bite, and call it a day, I made this almost delicious sounding recipe for you and even tried a teeny tiny bite. I may or may not have picked the apple out.

Pillsbury apple cinnamon monkey bread
Recipe from:


cans (17.5 oz each) Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Supreme refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
medium tart apple, peeled, chopped
cup sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
cup butter, melted

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening or cooking spray.
2. Set aside icing tubs from cinnamon rolls. Separate each can of dough into 5 rolls; cut into quarters. Place apple in small bowl. In another small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Add 1/4 cup sugar mixture to apple; toss to coat. Sprinkle half of apple pieces in pan. Roll half of dough pieces in sugar mixture; place on apples in pan. Sprinkle with remaining apple pieces. Roll remaining dough pieces in sugar mixture; place on apples. Pour melted butter over top.
3. 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.
4. Drizzle reserved icing over top of bread, allowing some to drizzle down sides. Pull apart to serve; serve warm.



Quinn was just a little excited to make monkey bread.

Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

I let Quinn use a plastic knife to try and cut the cinnamon rolls in quarters. As you can see, it was a little difficult, but it was better than a cut finger.

apple cinnamon monkey bread

Mixing the cinnamon and sugar!

Apple Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Rolling the dough in the sugar mixture. This was by far her favorite part!

I didn’t get any pictures of us eating it, but I will tell you, my husband, who never eats sweets, LOVED this! It was so simple and so tasty. Enjoy!