Lemon Monkey Bread

Citrus flavors always remind me of spring, so I’ve been adding citrus, and especially lemon flavors, to just about everything I’ve been making lately. This is one of my newest creations, a lemon flavored monkey bread.

I made this with Pillsbury® Grands!® biscuits. It was a fun project to do with my son. He helped me decorate it with a lemon glaze made from fresh lemon juice and powdered sugar. Then we sliced up the whole thing and shared it with our neighbors.

You can find the how to photos and instructions or this lemon monkey bread at the Pillsbury site.


Lemon Monkey Bread


1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 box (4-serving size) lemon pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers Butter Tastin’® refrigerated biscuits
3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 to 2 drops yellow food color


Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with cooking spray.

In large bowl, stir together brown sugar, lemon peel and pudding mix.

Separate both cans of dough into 16 biscuits. Cut each into fourths; place in another large bowl. Add melted butter; toss to coat, making sure each piece of dough is covered with butter. Roll each piece in pudding mix mixture; place in pan.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Place serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan.

In small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and enough lemon juice until smooth and drizzling consistency. Add enough food color for desired yellow color; mix well. Drizzle glaze over warm monkey bread. Serve warm; pull apart to serve. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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3 Responses to “Lemon Monkey Bread”

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    Harriet — February 17, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

    I love anything with lemon in it and this looks amazing! It looks like a cake I used to get when I was little and my Mum would buy it for me at the corner shop. I’ll add this to my weekend baking list! Thanks for the recipie.

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — February 18, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

    OH MY!!!! I love everything about this monkey bread!

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