Berries and Cream Cheese Monkey Bread

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Kids love monkey bread! It's a delicious snack that's super fun to eat (who doesn't love pull-apart breads?!) and allows for great flexibility and creative variations. You can make it savory or sweet; try Whole Wheat Monkey Bread, Pizza Monkey Bread, or Chocolate Swirl Monkey Bread! Just use your imagination.

What you'll need

  • two (11 ounce) packages Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough (22 ounces total)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, room temperature
Helpful Tip:

  • Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon into your sugar mixture before sprinkling over the top for a nice little twist.
  • Don't have fresh berries? Skip the sugar in the filling and swap in ¾ cup of fresh jam instead.

How to make it

  1. step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Spray an 11-inch spring-form pan with cooking spray and set aside.

  3. Place all berries, cream cheese, and 1 tablespoon of sugar into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth (about 1 - 2 minutes).

  4. step 4

    Lightly flour a surface, and roll out both pieces of Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough, side by side.

  5. step 5

    Spread both dough pieces evenly with the cream cheese mixture, leaving a 2-inch border of dough around the cream cheese.

  6. step 6

    Roll up both dough sections into a log -- jelly-roll style.

  7. Trim off the ends of each roll to make them neat, and then, Cut each roll into 15 1-inch pieces.

  8. step 8

    Place each piece of dough into prepared round or bundt pan, placing them side-by-side in concentric circles until entire pan is filled.

  9. step 9

    Sprinkle dough with remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar and bake for 35 minutes or until bread is lightly golden.

  10. Serve immediately.

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