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Heavenly Cinnamon Bun Pie

Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? There's no need to decide with this awesome recipe!

Updated November 08, 2019
Heavenly Cinnamon Bun Pie
Heavenly Cinnamon Bun Pie

If you love being able to have the best of both worlds when it comes to dessert and breakfast, you're going to adore this Heavenly Cinnamon Bun Pie.

This delightfully-unique refrigerator biscuits recipe will knock your socks off. Whether you're preparing dessert, breakfast, or you just happen to be someone who likes having dessert for breakfast, this is one recipe that will satisfy all cravings.

The fluffiness of a cinnamon bun radiates through this tasty "pie" with the help of pre-made biscuit dough. Drizzle a bit of icing (store bought or homemade) on top if you like your desserts a little sweeter. Otherwise, this is the perfect brunch item!

Chilling Time5 min

Cooking Time25 min

Cooking Vessel Size9-inch round pan

Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (16.3-ounce) tube refrigerated biscuits (about 8 biscuits)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Melt the butter in a medium bowl in the microwave.  Spoon about 2 tablespoons into a deep-dish ceramic pie plate or a 9 inch round pan and tip to coat the bottom and sides.
     

  3. In another small bowl, stir together the pecans, cranberries, sugar, and cinnamon.  Spoon about a cup of the mixture into the bottom of the baking dish.
     

  4. Remove biscuits from the tube and divide each one into three layers.  Dip each biscuit layer into the butter and arrange 6 of them in the bottom of the baking dish to cover the nut, cranberry, and sugar layer.
     

  5. Spoon another layer of pecans, cranberries, sugar, and cinnamon on top of the 6 biscuits, and dip the remaining 2 biscuits in melted butter and place them on top.

  6. Pour the remainder of the pecans, cranberries, sugar, and cinnamon on the top layer, and pour the rest of the melted butter over the top of the dish. 
     

  7. Bake about 25 minutes until biscuits are completely cooked.  Cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a serving plate. Scrape any nuts and sugar remaining in the bottom of the pan on top of the pile.

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My sweet tooth is really craving this recipe. I love starting my morning with something sweet rather than savory. The added pecans and cranberries will really make that bun taste delicious!

What a delicious way to start the morning! This is so good. I made this during the Thanksgiving holiday while we had family visiting, and it quickly disappeared. I think I will make another during the Christmas holiday. It's very easy, and only takes a few minutes of prep. The smell of this cooking is almost as amazing as the taste.

Yummy! This heavenly cinnamon bun pie is like a pecan pie and a cinnamon bun came together and had a baby. I cannot wait to try this one.

This has to be some sort of an oxymoron. bun-pie, lol. You had me a cinnamon bun and I got tripped up over the pie. After reading the ingredients, I was set straight. I know I want to give this recipe a try. I am planning on taking it with me when I visit family during the fall/winter holidays.

This is a major cinnamon sugar, pecan, and cranberry overload and I'm loving every minute of it! Maybe if the biscuits were cut into strips and placed into the pie plate in a lattice type of way it would be more pie like. I'd even go so far as to add some diced apples to make it extra hearty. You know, you can probably even make this in a casserole dish like a cinnamon roll lasagna extravaganza...yum!!!

This looks absolutely divine! I bet it smells amazing too

I don't call this cinnamon bun pie or cake, I call it monkey bread. But whatever you call it, it is wonderful! I haven't made it in years, but seeing this picture reminds me how good it is. I think I'll make it for Good Friday breakfast-school and work holiday at my house!

All these need is a little maple syrup or honey on top and they are perfect! I love the use of the refrigerated biscuits they transform from an ordinary component into the star of the show. This would also be great with a fruit topping like some baked apples or peaches!

I enjoyed this cake because it was fluffy and the flavor woke me up. I could eat this cake forever!

It's amazing you got 3 cups of pecans in your directions when the recipe only calls for one.

I really enjoyed this cake! I loved the crunchy pecans and the slight cinnamon flavor of the cake. This is perfect for breakfast if you want something sweet in the morning.

This reminded me a lot of coffee cake, though it was definitely more moist and that's a big plus in my book.

How could you go wrong with a cinnamon recipe for breakfast? Love this--great way to treat yourself on a weekend.

Heavenly is a perfect description for this pie! It reminds me of a cinnamon coffee cake my Mom used to make. Delicious!

This was great! It was soft and warm just out of the oven. This is something I'd enjoy on the weekends.

I really enjoyed this cinnamon bun pie. I would definitely make this for a sweet weekend breakfast.

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