Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cinnamon Pull-Aparts

Really, I'm all about traditions. Since my family is so young it's easy to still start new ones while incorporating some of the traditions both my husband and I grew up with. I love reading about other people's traditions for birthdays, Christmas, back to school, etc and often times I totally steal their ideas (copying is the best form of flattery, right??). For example, one tradition I really love (and I came up with it all on my own - no stealing here!) is our "Week-O-Fun" that we do the week before school starts. We do something fun everyday (the spray park, picking out a new school outfit, bowling) to celebrate the end of summer and the start of a new school year.

This is usually a Christmas morning tradition for us. We love cinnamon pull-aparts in our house! And this recipe makes so much that, after we all eat for breakfast, there is still enough to snack on throughout the day! They are easy to make and kid friendly. Seriously, most of our family traditions revolve around food!
You need the package of biscuits that comes in a 4-pack (they will be packaged together) and ice cream for your sauce. Yes, that's right. ICE CREAM! You already know this is going to be good!
In a small sauce pan mix butter, sugar, brown sugar, and ice cream on low until combined and sugars dissolve.
Take the biscuits and cut them in quarters. Drop each quarter in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat and place in the 9x13 pan.
This is what your sauce looks like. Don't try it though. You'll eat the whole thing before you get to use it on your biscuits!
Your cinnamon sugared biscuits. Just chilling, waiting for their caramel sauce.
Pour your sauce over the biscuits, trying to cover them all. (They all want to sauce dang it!)
Spread the sauce over the poor biscuits that didn't get any.
Bake at 400 for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling. Invert pan carefully onto a large cookie sheet or serving tray. Let it cool slightly (it is like molten lava when it comes out!) and serve warm. (It's good cold too!)

Cinnamon Pull-Aparts
submitted by Celeste Pearson

4 (7.5 oz each) buttermilk canned biscuits (total of 40 biscuits)
Caramel Sauce:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 (1 stick) cup butter
Cinnamon and sugar mix
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
 Butter (for the pan) or cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter or spray a 9x13 pan and set aside.

Mix sugars, ice cream and butter in a sauce pan on low. Stir frequently until sugars dissolve and mixture is slightly bubbling. Remove from heat. With scissors, cut biscuits into quarters and roll each quarter in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and put into buttered 9x13 pan. Pour the sauce on top evenly.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully invert pan on serving platter.
Optional: Place biscuit quarters into sprayed bundt pan.

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