Who is excited for the magic of Christmas morning? I know I am. In our house, we have little feet run into our room screeching that Santa came. We all slowly make our way into the living room, Put on a cup of coffee and put our breakfast into the oven and then its off to open presents.
For the past few years, I've made this incredible pull apart cinnamon roll and its been a huge hit. Its easy to make the night before and feeds a good amount in the case you have guests!
Here's how you make it!
- 1 King's Hawaiian Sweet Round Bread
- 1 - 8 oz. Cream Cheese Block, frozen
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, seperated
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup walnuts or pecans (optional)
- 1 cup powdered
- 2 tablespoons milk
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
Make cuts to the loaf, not going all the way through, about one inch width. Turn loaf 90 degrees and make similar cuts one inch apart, not going all the way through the bread. It will create small square pieces in the bread.
If you are opting to add the nuts to your cinnamon roll, I like to add a few of the nuts into the slices of the bread before we start to stuff the bread.
In a ziplock baggy pour the granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and mix together.
I like to put the cream cheese block in the freezer a few hours before you make this dish. It makes it easy to slice and the cheese stays together when handling it. Slice the cream cheese into thin slices and then in half. In batches throw the cream cheese slices into the ziplock and shake to coat the outside of the cream cheese. Once you have the cream coated, place the pieces in between the bread slices. Add the rest of the nuts to the bread slices over the top and into the slits of the bread.
In a microwave safe bowl or in a saute pan on the stove, melt the brown sugar, butter and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Continue to stir until the sugar has fully dissolved creating a caramel syrup consistency. Opening the slits in the bread pour the brown sugar mixture over the top of the bread to make sure it gets into each of the cracks.
Place the bread back into the tin it comes in and then place that tin on a cookie sheet. Into the oven for 30 minutes until the cream cheese is melting and the top is browning. In a small bowl mix together the powdered sugar and milk to create a glaze. Once you pull the bread out of the oven pour over the glaze and let sit for just a few minutes to cool.This pull apart bread is so good and so great for Christmas morning because your family can run around pulling pieces and eat and play with their goodies or cut and serve themselves a piece. HAPPY BAKING!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!