Best Ever Cinnamon Pull Aparts Recipe -
Best Ever Cinnamon Pull Aparts Recipe
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Best Ever Cinnamon Pull Aparts

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"These are the easiest, most incredible cinnamon pull aparts you will ever have. We make them once a year on Christmas morning! You may adjust the amount of cinnamon to suit your taste."

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Original recipe makes 18 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8 inch cake pan.
  2. In a small bowl combine sugar, cinnamon and a dash of salt. Open the biscuits and cut each biscuit into four pieces; set aside.
  3. Put the pieces of biscuit into the mixture, a few at a time, until they are all completely coated. Arrange the biscuit pieces in the pan in layers.
  4. Heat the butter in a small saucepan over low heat, stir the remaining sugar mixture and the pecans into the hot butter. Pour the butter mixture over the biscuit pieces.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, until top is golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 02, 2004

I made them with the kids...lots of fun! But, the recipe directions are way off. Less cinnamon & sugar. More butter. Less cooking time (thirty minutes). And a bigger pan. But all & all, a great easy recipe!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 28, 2005

I followed the diretions exactly. Biscuits piece barely fit in *9* inch square cake pan when raw. 1/4c butter with leftover cinnamon and sugar was too dry to even make a paste. 1/2c of butter made a crumbly topping. Put in oven to cook, at 30 minutes the biscuits had overflowd the pan, topping fell off and caught fire in the bottom of the oven!! Pull aparts were still salvageable, but not sweet at all. Had to mix up some cream cheese frosting before even the guys in my house would eat it. The outside biscuits were hard as rocks because I had too cook so long to make sure the middle was done, even after turning the whole mess onto a cookie sheet to finish cooking.

Apr 27, 2003

The other reviewers were dead on...this needs more butter! Go ahead and use the same amount of cinnamon and sugar. It is not necessary to actually use the entire mixture, but you need to have enough butter so that when you heat the mixture it makes a smooth syrup instead of a grainy sludge. With the current amount, when the dish cools it caramelizes and is nearly impossible to get out of the pan. 45 minutes is too long, but 15 minutes is too short. I wound up having to check the under layers to see if they were done every five minutes. All that aside, they taste wonderful!

Jul 03, 2006

These were good. I baked them in a muffin cup so that each person would get their own individual serving. I didn't have to bake them the entire time...about 17 minutes. They were great. I also reduced the amount of suger a little bit...wanted more of a cream cheese taste. Thanks for the post.

Oct 31, 2008

These were excellent! I was unable to find biscuit tins weighing 10 oz. so since I was doulbing it (we have a family of 8) I bought one of the four packs. I used a whole stick of butter and added a tsp. of vanilla. I cut back to 1 &1/3 cup sugar and 3 Tbsp. cinnamon. I cut up the biscuits as directed and put them in a 9x13 greased cake pan. Melt the butter, add the cinnamon/sugar mixture and stir and cook for a while to cut down on the grainy texture. I added 1 cup pecan pieces when it was at the texture I wanted and since this thickened it up, spoon it all over the top. Bake for 25 minutes and like the whole family said,"de-lish!"

Jul 23, 2003

I had lower expectations of this recipe due to the use of biscuit dough but was pleasantly surprised. This was pretty good (although I do PREFER other pull-apart recipes over this). STILL-and easy side to breakfast when you don't have time to go through the dough rising processes! I only used 2 cans of biscuit dough b/c they were "Pillsbury Grands" (pretty big) and thanks to all the other cooks that reviewed this before me, used more butter and cooked for less time!! Turned out pretty good and I wouldn't hestitate to make this easy dish again! Thanks Beth!

Aug 02, 2003

These were good fresh out of the oven, but reheated they were not so great. I will probably try these again. A word of advise to would be bakers though, DO NOT attempt to use a loaf pan. Follow the directions and use a cake pan. I tired a lof pan, and it took 45 minutes to finish all the way through. By the time the middle was done, the top was black. I re-assert though, that fresh, these were pretty darned good. I also restate what several other reviewers said about the cinnamon and butter.

Apr 25, 2003

to much cinnamon ans sugar mix, not enough butter and 45 minuts baking time almost burned them, they puff up so you'll need a bigger pan, so, add more butter, less cinnamon and use a bigger pan and try baking for 25 minuts, they'll be great...


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  • Calories
  • 286 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 485 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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