Sweet and Savory Trend: Monkey Bread

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MONKEY_BREAD

Last week we noticed how much Food Network fans loved our monkey bread post on  Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. So to keep this delicious shareable treat trending, we rounded up three more monkey bread recipes for you to snack on, starting with Alton's Overnight Monkey Bread. Alton makes his buttermilk yeast dough from scratch and slathers it with a buttery brown sugar mixture that's flecked with rosemary and raisins. Prep this sweet and savory stunner the night before a big holiday brunch and you'll have a stress-free and satisfying pastry ready in no time the next morning.

Sticky Monkey Bread: Food Network Magazine's recipe boasts a thick homemade caramel sauce that oozes between each ball of dough. Spiked with dark rum, the caramel sauce forms a crackly outer crust and mingles perfectly with a layer of toasted nuts.

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Photo by: Johnny Miller

Johnny Miller

Pecan Pie Monkey Bread: Speed up your bread prep in a pinch by using refrigerated buttermilk biscuits instead of homemade dough. Toss the biscuit rounds in honey and brown sugar, then top them with chopped pecans for a twist on pecan pie that's guaranteed to please.

For step-by-step instructions on how to construct a sticky sweet monkey bread on the fly, click through our how-to gallery and start buttering that trusty Bundt pan.

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