I just love Paula Deen. She just seems like a fun person to hang out with, and I'd let her cook for me anytime. I don't think I've tried a Paula Deen recipe that Jim and I didn't love. With that said, I try them sparingly because a lot of what makes them good is so bad for us. She sure does love her some butter! This recipe I've made twice. The first time I baked it for the 30 minutes the recipe posted at FoodTV said. When I pulled it out of the oven it was beautiful. When I removed it from my bundt pan, the bottom, now the top, was undercooked. The next time I saw the show, I noticed that she says to bake it for 50 minutes. When I made it again, I baked it for 50 minutes and it was sinfully delicious.
I'm putting the story about the baking times in the post because the reviews for this recipe are all over the place about the time. Everyone loves it, but some say 50 minutes is too long and others say 30 minutes is too short. Maybe we should all vote for 40? Anyway, 50 worked for me, you decide what works for you. But definitely decide to make this as it's just heaven in your mouth.
Gorilla Bread by Paula Deen
1. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
2. 3 teaspoons cinnamon
3. 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
4. 1 cup packed brown sugar
5. 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
6. 2 (12-ounce) cans refrigerated biscuits (10 count)
7. 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon. In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over low heat, stirring well; set aside.
Cut the cream cheese into 20 equal cubes. Press the biscuits out with your fingers and sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar. Place a cube of cream cheese in the center of each biscuit, wrapping and sealing the dough around the cream cheese.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the nuts into the bottom of the bundt pan. Place half of the prepared biscuits in the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, pour half of the melted butter mixture over the biscuits, and sprinkle on 1/2 cup of nuts. Layer the remaining biscuits on top, sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar, pour the remaining butter mixture over the biscuits, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of nuts.
Bake for 30-50 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Place a plate on top and invert.
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